[funsec] California Man Gets 3 Years for 'Botnet' Attack

Fergie fergdawg at netzero.net
Sat Aug 26 00:32:11 CDT 2006

About time..

Via The Boston Globe (AP).


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
three years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty in May to federal
charges of conspiracy to intentionally cause damage to a protected
computer and conspiracy to commit computer fraud.

U.S. District Judge Marsha J. Pechman said the crime showed "incredible
self-centeredness" with little regard for the impact on others. She
said the prison time was needed as "deterrence for all those youth out
there who are squirreled away in their basements hacking."



- ferg

"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
 Engineering Architecture for the Internet
 ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/

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