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No jail time for botnet creator who promises to go straight
« on: November 09, 2017, 07:15:46 AM »
A US federal court has given a break to yet another botnet operator who claims that he’s leaving cybercriminality behind.

Sean Tiernan, 29, of Santa Clara, Calif., was sentenced last week by a US District Court in Pittsburgh to two years probation but no prison time for his involvement with a spam botnet, beginning in 2011.

According to the Department of Justice, Tiernan was involved in the development of the botnet from at least 1 August 2011 until he was raided by the FBI 14 months later.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/11/09/no-jail-time-for-botnet-creator-who-promises-to-go-straight/

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