Saturday, July 26, 2008

New Zealand Botnet Hacker Basks in The Spotlight

Carolyne Meng-Yee writes in The New Zealand Herald:

Owen Walker says he was surprised and relieved to be discharged without conviction for his part in an international cyber-crime ring that attracted the attention of the FBI.

Speaking for the first time, the self-confessed "geek" told the Herald on Sunday he had expected to be sentenced to community service and was quietly enjoying the media spotlight.

"It was cool in a way," he says. "I never thought the story would have got so big but I guess being a first of its kind in New Zealand gave it a bit of a boost."

More here.


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