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A US hacker who sold access to thousands of hijacked home computers has been jailed for 30 months.

Joshua Schichtel of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced for renting out more than 72,000 PCs that he had taken over using computer viruses.

Millions of PCs are enrolled in these networks, known as botnets, and many help to send out junk mail messages.

Schichtel's customers installed their own malicious software on the PCs to aid their own cybercrime efforts.

As well as going to prison for 30 months, Schichtel was also sentenced to a three-year supervised release programme that he will serve after leaving jail. The supervision will tightly control his access to computers and the net.

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They really need to work on sentencing people for cyber-crime. Just shy of 3 years for all that hacking/selling but you get about 5 years and a huge fine if you pirate. Logic.
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They really need to work on sentencing people for cyber-crime. Just shy of 3 years for all that hacking/selling but you get about 5 years and a huge fine if you pirate. Logic.

No one cares about you when you get out of jail for piracy. If you figured out how to break into thousands of PCs using security vulnerabilities wink.gif lots of companies will want you out as early as possible so they can hire you.
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They really need to work on sentencing people for cyber-crime. Just shy of 3 years for all that hacking/selling but you get about 5 years and a huge fine if you pirate. Logic.

I agree.

More like life for pirating, yet a killer might get 8 years. Crimes against money deal the biggest sentences. It is not right! Sort the Law out!
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many years ago my first rig was part of a "bot net", the only reason I found out was from browsing the folders on my C: drive, I came across a strange folder, and opened it up, and there were about 100,000 .torrent files just chilling in one folder, I started scrolling through them, and there were so many it caused windows xp to crash, I found out my computer was being used to remotely host some torrent site, long story short I had to reformat, but I was pissed, I felt so violated lol redface.gif
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Ouch. A 72k botnet is a big one to lose. I've gotten up to 5k, but even that was an extreme chore. I wonder how long all of the bots stayed alive for, though, and whether it was 72k total or 72k at one time.
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many years ago my first rig was part of a "bot net", the only reason I found out was from browsing the folders on my C: drive, I came across a strange folder, and opened it up, and there were about 100,000 .torrent files just chilling in one folder, I started scrolling through them, and there were so many it caused windows xp to crash, I found out my computer was being used to remotely host some torrent site, long story short I had to reformat, but I was pissed, I felt so violated lol redface.gif

Don't worry you won't find the folder this time, it's built into the hardware and your av can't monitor hardware. Like a progam loaded on your ethernet card to retransmit everything you send and recieve to the people using your nice 1090t to host servers.
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Don't worry you won't find the folder this time, it's built into the hardware and your av can't monitor hardware. Like a progam loaded on your ethernet card to retransmit everything you send and recieve to the people using your nice 1090t to host servers.
Wow! Really? You now can have an entire server hosting system set up that is remotely accessible, updateable, persistent across power loss ... and it doesn't even create files!? Incredible!
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