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#1 Nvyseal

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 04:15 PM

images/news/security.jpgThe US Department of Justice and the FBI have released a statement that they have identified over one million computers who have become part of a "botnet"—taken over by malicious software for the purpose of sending out spam and attacking other computers.

To date, the task force has nabbed James C. Brewer of Arlington, TX, Jason Michael Downey of Covington, KY, and Robert Alan Soloway of Seattle, WA, charging all three of them with using botnets to send spam and disrupt other computers with Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDos) attacks. Brewer's case is particularly troubling as he is alleged to have disrupted computers in a Chicago-area hospital.

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