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High-Profile Hackers Get Their Days in Court
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 18 June 2008 13:31

And in two cases, that day is followed by a whole bunch of days in the hoosegow

By Tim Wilson
Site Editor, Dark Reading

Three high-profile cybercrime cases have come to a head in the past week, leaving two hackers headed for jail and a third arguing a pivotal legal appeal.
Two of the cases involved sentencing for previously convicted defendants, both of whom were found guilty of using botnets as a primary weapon.

On Tuesday, Gregory King (aka Silenz) of Fairfield, Calif., pleaded guilty to two counts of transmitting code to cause damage to a protected computer. He agreed to a two-year sentence, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Eastern California.
King admitted to using a 7,000-node botnet to launch multiple distributed denial of service attacks on Killanet, a Web design and gaming site, between 2004 and 2006. He also made DDOS attacks on Castlecops, an Internet security site that specializes in identifying spammers and phishers, in 2007.   [Comments...]


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