Thu, Nov 29 2007 17:17 Don

FBI nets eight suspected bot masters

The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced on Thursday that its ongoing crackdown on botnets, known as Operation Bot Roast, has nabbed another eight suspected bot masters in the past five months.

Calling the collection of indictments and arrests "Operation Bot Roast II," law enforcement officials boasted that the ongoing operation has uncovered more than $20 million in economic losses and discovered botnets accounting for more than 1 millions infected computer systems. The cases have been pursued by local FBI offices, the U.S. Secret Service, and -- in some cases -- international law enforcement.

http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/635

 

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