FBI arrests 8 botnet operators

By Justin Mann on November 29, 2007, 6:17 PM
Another set of bot masters have found themselves behind bars as the legal system closes in more and more on those who operate botnets. As part of the continuing operation they announced earlier this year, many botnet owners or operators have been arrested. In this latest fiasco, eight people were arrested in at least five different states, all of whom are accused of operating botnets for various purposes such as DDoS attacks.

And yet, the problem seems only to be getting worse. According to Secure Computing, thousands of more machines become compromised every day. While we all wait for more long-term and effective solutions, at least there are some dents being made in those who prey upon the Internet using masses.

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