Evil bot-master Jeanson James Ancheta (aged 20) was sentenced to 57
months (4 1/2+ years) in prison for spreading a bot program which
compromised over 400,000 computers including those used in national
defence and healthcare. The 20-year-old made over $100,000 in affiliate
schemes involving the installation of adware the victims machines--he
also admitted to selling access to his botnets for unknown activities
which could have included DOS attacks and sending of SPAM.
After serving his prison term, Ancheta will be under 3 years of
supervised release in which time his access to computers will be limited.
A full account of the whole investigation, trial and conviction can be
found on teh Department of Justice' cybercrime.org