Bot Roast, Part Two

by Erin on December 17th, 2007 in Industry and Security News.

This past summer, the U.S. FBI announced the results of Operation Bot Roast, its ongoing cyber crime crackdown, launched to battle the growing botnet threat.

The second phase of the investigation against computer crime perpetrators, dubbed Bot Roast II, has resulted in a new string of arrests. To date, as a result of the ongoing investigation:

  • The operation has uncovered more than $20 million U.S. in economic loss and more than one million victimized computers.
  • 13 search warrants were served in the U.S. and overseas.
  • Eight individuals have been indicted, pled guilty, or been sentenced for crimes related to botnet activity.

Read the FBIs press release for more details on the individuals involved.