Custom Botnet-For-Hire Builder to Plead Guilty

2010-04-29T00:25:00
ID THREATPOST:02B0B52CF7D602DEC68C097CC8D6C6B4
Type threatpost
Reporter Donald Sears
Modified 2018-08-15T12:53:39

Description

A Mesquite, Texas, man is set to plead guilty to training his 22,000-PC botnet on a local ISP — just to show off its firepower to a potential customer. David Anthony Edwards will plead guilty to charges that he and another man, Thomas James Frederick Smith, built a custom botnet, called Nettick, which they then tried to sell to cybercriminals at the rate of $0.15 per infected computer. Read the full article. [IDG News Service]