|Man Gets Three Years in Prison for 'Botnet' Attack on Computers|
|Associated Press News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Sat, 26 Aug 2006 14:23:48 -0500
A man was sentenced to three years in prison Friday for launching a|
computer attack that hit tens of thousands of computers, including
some belonging to the Department of Defense, a Seattle hospital and a
California school district.
Christopher Maxwell, 21, of Vacaville, Calif., was also sentenced to
U.S. District Judge Marsha J. Pechman said the crime showed "incredible
Defense attorney Steve Bauer had sought probation and community service,
Maxwell and two juvenile co-conspirators were accused of using "botnet"
Three victims testified at Maxwell's sentencing: a representative of
Copyright 2006 The Associated Press.
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