I read this hoping for a story about some bizarre latex-cyborg brothel ring...
A US-based hacker has been sentenced to 41 months in jail for breaking into corporate computers in Europe and making them part of a money-generating botnet. Robert Matthew Bentley, 21, of Panama City, Florida, was also ordered to perform three years of supervised release once his prison time is over and to pay $65,000 in …
"A US-based hacker has been sentenced to 41 months in jail for breaking into corporate computers in Europe and making them part of a money-generating botnet..."
Well, that's good. Breaking into corporate computers and making them part of a money-LOSING botnet would just have been embarrassing.
for real? if so then the guy is _NOT_ guilty, sue the IT department of the company that left it's computers unprotected.
There is a difference between home/private computers being infect and "corporate" computers being infected!. At home the computer is being used by none computer professionals*, at a corporate office they have highly trained _computer_ professionals to look after their computers.
* reminder, yes none computer professionals do exist. If everyone was a computer professional then there will no longer be any need for us.
Devil Bill because he should have shipped Windows with all ports closed by default, and to let the "corporate computer professionals" open the ones they need.
"for real? if so then the guy is _NOT_ guilty, sue the IT department of the company that left it's computers unprotected."
I compare it to a company left a window open a crack and a burglar entering via it.
Burglar still in the wrong and guilty.
Insurance company wouldn't pay up as they failed to secure their premisses as per their insurance agreement.
And the person who left it open would get a telling off.
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