Wednesday, June 13, 2007

FBI Launches Operation Bot Roast -- One Million Compromised IP Addresses Identified

The U.S. Department of Justice and FBI announced OPERATION BOT ROAST, a national initiative to disrupt and dismantle "bot-herders" and elevate the public's cyber security awareness of botnets. Ongoing investigations have identified over 1 million victim computer IP addresses. The FBI is working with the CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University to notify the victim owners of the computers.

To date, three individual have been charged or arrested in this operation with computer fraud and abuse in violation of Title 18 USC 1030.

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