Thursday, December 29, 2005

Man Pleads Guilty to Botnet Denial-of-Service Attacks

An AP newswire article, via Yahoo! News, reports that:

A man pleaded guilty to infecting about 20,000 computers with a worm and using them to launch denial of service attacks against eBay Inc. and other online businesses in 2003.

Anthony Scott Clark, 21, of Beaverton, Ore., entered the plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in San Jose. He faces 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, three years probation and other penalties, the U.S. attorney's office said Wednesday.


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