The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Thursday, June 14, 2007

FBI makes arrests in botnet case

SC Magazine reports that the FBI has arrested or charged three men in connection with a botnet believed to comprise more than a million zombie computers.

Named are: James C. Brewer of Arlington, Texas, Jason Michael Downey of Covington, Ky, and — wait for it — Robert Alan Soloway, the spammer who was already arrested a few weeks ago on various charges running from fraud to money laundering.

The botnet in question was used for both spamming and executing DDoS attacks. It's not yet clear if this is the botnet involved in the recent attack against various anti-spam services.

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