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A federal judge has cleared the way for the trial of two men accused of waging a cyber attack on a webhosting company so they could demonstrate the effectiveness of their botnet to potential customers. The trial of Thomas James Frederick Smith, 21, most recently of Parris Island, South Carolina, and David Anthony Edwards, 20, …

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  1. SmallYellowFuzzyDuck, how pweety!
    Grenade

    The sentence should be easy

    They should get one year per infected computer.

    22,000 years in prison seems perfectly fair for low life scum like this.

  2. Pete 8
    Joke

    I donated US$22000

    to their legal defence fund, as requested in their email.

    I do hope they - (ahem) - 'appreciate' it.

  3. Chris 116
    Gates Horns

    Hurrah for the botnets.

    I couldn't give a distributed denial of service what you think

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