Bot-Master banged up!

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'