Author Topic: ‘Mariposa’ Botnet Authors May Avoid Jail Time  (Read 2846 times)

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March 05, 2010, 04:39:26 pm
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http://www.krebsonsecurity.com/2010/03/mariposa-botnet-authors-may-avoid-jail-time/

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“It is almost impossible to be sent to prison for these kinds of crimes in Spain, where prison is mainly for serious crime cases,” said Captain Cesar Lorenzana, deputy head technology crime division of the Spanish Civil Guard. “In Spain, it is not a crime to own and operate a botnet or distribute malware. So even if we manage to prove they are using a botnet, we will need to prove they also were stealing identities and other things, and that is where our lines of investigation are focusing right now.”
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