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Botnet Mastermind Pleads Guilty For Attack Via P2P Software

A cyber-terrorist, aged 19, has decided to plead guilty for masterminding a botnet to get the private details of thousands of people in an unnamed scheme. Besides the deal, wherein a judge could sentence him for five years, the cyber criminal has decided to pay $73,000 as compensation, according to the government.

On June 27, 2008, a Federal Cyber Crime Agent described the attack as first such kind attack on US, where peer-to-peer program bore the "brunt of attack." The malware attack came to be termed as the Nugache Worm, which attached itself to the Windows operating system.

Head of the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section in Los Angeles, Wesley L. Hsu alleged that the suspect, Jason Michael Mil...

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