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Botnets and Cybercrime

If cybercrime is causing millions of dollars in losses and if about 2.5 million computers have been identified by FBI to be infected by botnets which are being used to hack into individuals and institutions computers and information is being gleaned to commit fraud, identity theft, and denial of service attacks and also threaten national security by injecting spyware then why is it that for these of millions of dollars criminal actions the perpetrators are given such lenient punishments of 2-3 years. The FBI Director Robert Mueller said that “A botnet could shut down a power grid, flood an emergency call center with millions of spam messages or disable a military command post.” If the consequences of their crimes were harsher then these criminals would think several times before engaging in such activities. Read here.

Also read my previous post on botnets here.


November 30, 2007 - Posted by | Botnets, cybercrime

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