Tuesday, 12 February 2008

SoBe pleads guilty

Source: The Register

A black-hat known by the handle "SoBe" has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in relation to a botnet used to infect computers with affiliate-fee-paying adware. SoBe worked in concert with Jeanson James Ancheta, who was, in May 2006, sentenced to 57 months in federal prison on related charges. SoBe was a minor at the time the crimes were committed; "his plea agreement contemplates a sentence of one year to 18 months in prison."

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