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New Zealand Botnet Master Arrested

An 18-year-old New Zealand suspect has been arrested in a botnet case. He is suspected of controlling a botnet consisting over 1 million infected computers and having caused nearly 13.5 Euro million in damages.

The botnet consists of AKBot worm infected machines. The botnet has been used to attack IRC networks, security companies and the University of Philadelphia.

“He is extremely clever”, said Maarten Kleintjes, head of the computer criminality department.

He is also acused of leading a worldwide network called the A-Team with members from New Zealand, Holland and the USA. New Zealand police worked togheter with the FBI on this arrest, codenamed “AKILL”.

Thirteen more arrest warrants have been issued.

Category: Botnets/DDoS, IRC
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  • apollo says:

    ciao

    October 29, 2008 at 1:42 pm

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