Five years in prison for young American who sold access to zoombie computers

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A 20-year-old American man was found guilty of 57 years in prison for intentionally damaging computer networks and massively sending unsolicited e-mail messages.

The young man created networks zoombie and sold access to infected PCs to third parties, so that DoS attacks could be carried out or sent spam. The authorities estimate that the young man will have interacted with around 500 thousand computers, El Mundo advances.

After being arrested last November, the boy was now on trial facing charges of conspiracy, fraud and computer breach by the US Government, activities he had been practicing since June 2004 and would eventually admit.

In addition to serving the prison sentence, the young man will also have to pay a fine of 11,800 euros and return illicit earnings in the amount of 47,000 euros and in the first three years of his freedom he will be supervised by the authorities.

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