Dutch police arrest 19-year-old accused of bot herding

Monday, 4 August 2008, 4:55 AM EST

Authorities in the Netherlands have arrested a 19-year-old man and his 16-year-old brother for running and selling a botnet. The computer hacker is alleged to have built a botnet controlling 40,000 to 100,000 computers across the world. Authorities estimate that 1,100 of the hacked computers were based in the Netherlands.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation first started investigating the botnet and contacted Dutch authorities for assistance.

At ARN.

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