Dutch police crush big 'botnet,' arrest trio

Tuesday, 11 October 2005, 3:58 PM EST

Dutch police arrested three men for creating a botnet of more than 100,000 compromised PCs, authorities in the Netherlands said Friday. They allege the botnet was used in an attempt to extort a U.S. company, to steal PayPal and eBay accounts, and to install adware and spyware.

By Gregg Keizer at InformationWeek.

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