The Spam Diaries

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

Friday, October 26, 2007

Jason Downey sentenced to one year for botnet

I previously mentioned Downey in June when he was arrested as part of Operation Bot Herder, where he was charged alongside of Robert Soloway.

Downey has been sentenced to 1 year in prison, 3 years probation, and just over $21,000 in restitution. He will require prior permission to access a computer during his probation.

The government's case against Downey stated that he'd controlled a botnet of over 6000 infected computers which he used to launch ddos attacks against other networks he wanted to knock off line.

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