Bot Operator Infects Rubbermaid Computers And Sentenced to Prison

A hacker in the US faces imprisonment for 41 months, as he was found guilty of infiltrating corporate computer network in Europe and turning them into money-generating bots.

According to federal prosecutors in Pensacola, Florida, Robert Matthew Bentley, aged 21 years, belongs to Panama City, Florida, has also to fulfill supervised release for three years after completing his prison term as well as pay up $65,000 in restitution, as reported by The Register on June 11, 2008.

According to reports published earlier in court, in March 2008, Robert Matthew Bentley, who sometimes used another name, LSDigital, admitted to committing two serious crimes through his botnet activities that resulted in damages worth more than $150,000 to Newell Rubbermaid, a renowned marketer of commerc...

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