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Russian-Armenian botnet master made $140,000 a month

By Emil
Oct 29, 2010
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  1. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    It'll be very interesting to see if this kind of problem will be as prevalent in the near future now that the generation of kids that grew up with computers is getting out of college. Though, given from what I saw working for the campus IT, the answer is probably yes since most people can't be bothered to know what their computer is doing so long as they can get to their email and facebook.
     
  2. ChrisG683

    ChrisG683 TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Well, at least now we know the motivation behind his hacking. I've always wondered why people needlessly create viruses, but at least this case kind of makes sense (but is still wrong).
     
  3. peperonikiller

    peperonikiller TS Member Posts: 75

    What usually happens is these kind of guys get locked up then when they get out they work for some government in network security and make loads of money still.. lol.
     
  4. mpribe

    mpribe TS Rookie Posts: 29

    The economies of scale involved in this business are staggering. Minor inconvenience for me, millions of dollars for him.
     
  5. frodough

    frodough TS Rookie Posts: 90

    banks are selling loans to other banks right? he's pretty smart thinking along the same way, not smart to get caught though
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,834   +925

    Unless you happen to be the CEO of a failing bank. Then they'll print the money and give it to you.
     
  7. The5Xfactor

    The5Xfactor TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Are you Armenian? Just kidding :)
     
  8. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TS Enthusiast Posts: 117

    It's surprising that in our days botnets of that size still exist and are profitable. People still don't know what to do and what not to do on the internet?
     
  9. rizalp

    rizalp TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Is there any tutorials on how to start or create a botnet???
    Sorry the imagination of having 140k a month making me out of my mind. Damn
     
  10. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    Man !!! i never thought people can earn this much just by sending spams..
     


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