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.