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New Zealand police moves in on botmaster of one million bots

As part of the FBI's Operation Bot Roast II, New Zealand police cracked down on a suspected botnet ringleader in New Zealand, whom the FBI says controls over one million computers illegally.

As part of the FBI's Operation Bot Roast II, New Zealand police cracked down on a suspected botnet ringleader in New Zealand, whom the FBI says controls over one million computers illegally.

This is part of the same operation that resulted in the arrest of security consultant John Schiefer — which we covered earlier this month — who is expected to be arraigned on December 3.

According to ZDNet News:

The New Zealand suspect, who goes by the name of "Akill", came under fire after an information-sharing exercise between the New Zealand Police, the U.S. Secret Service and the FBI. He has been interviewed by New Zealand Police, and investigators have seized computers from his home.

You might be interested to know that most individuals identified by the FBI in Operation Bot Roast II are male, under 30 years old, and United States citizens.

About Paul Mah

Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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