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Sophos : 57 months in prison for 21-year-old hacker who ran zombie ...

Experts at SophosLabs™, Sophos's global network of virus, spyware and spam analysis center, have welcomed the news that a hacker has been sent to jail for almost five years for seizing control of hundreds of thousands of zombie computers, using them to display cash-generating adverts, and renting them out to hackers to send spam campaigns and launch denial of service attacks. Jeanson James Ancheta, 21, from the Los Angeles suburb of Downey, profited by installing adware on a network of innocent third-party compromised computers. According to prosecutors, some of the computers attacked were at the Weapons Division of the US Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake,...

» noticias.info - 10-05-2006

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