Thursday, 4 March 2010

Spanish police arrest masterminds of 'massive' botnet

Source: BBC News

Three Spanish men aged from 25 to 31 have been arrested for their alleged part in running the "Mariposa" botnet -- a network of nearly 13 million compromised computers, including machines inside more than half of the Fortune 1000 companies and 40 major banks. The botmasters are not sophisticated security experts, but rather built the botnet using third party black-hat tools.

See also coverage at The Register.

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