|A hacker who hijacked hundreds of PCs to create a botnet has been sentenced to 41 months in jail by a US court.
Robert Matthew Bentley of Panama City, Florida also faces $65,000 (Â£33,000) in fines and will be under supervision for three years on his release.
The hijacked PCs were used to attack other computers and install programs that plague users with pop-up adverts.
He was caught following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police's Computer Crime Unit (CCU). [...]
He and his accomplices drove so much data through the hijacked Rubbermaid machines that it almost brought the firms network to a halt. The damage cost $150,000 (Â£77,000) to put right.