Hacker admits renting 'botnet' to spammers

Tuesday, 24 January 2006, 11:05 AM EST

A 20-year-old hacker admitted Monday to surreptitiously seizing control of hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected computers, using the resulting network to serve pop-up ads and renting it to people who mounted attacks on Web sites and sent out spam.

At Chron.

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