Friday, August 1, 2008

Teenage bot herder arrested in Netherlands

Dutch security news site features an article that reports the arrest of a 19-year old computer criminal who is accused of building a bot net containing around 100.000 nodes. The High Tech Crime Team of the Dutch national police arrested the alleged criminal at an outdoors terrass while sealing the deal with a 35-year old Brazilian.

The price of the transaction? Around 25.000 Euro's. Do the math...

The investigation was initiated in July, after the Dutch authorities received a request of the American Department of Justice. The Brazilian is being extradited to the United States. The Dutch citizen will appear before a Dutch judge today.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please share your view and opinions on what I wrote. In order to maintain quality, all comments will be moderated for merit. Contributions that call me out on statements that appear unfounded, wrong, or simply with which you disagree are highly appreciated and are even encouraged. Spam and 'me too' answers will be ignored.