Network Security, Malware, Network Security

Man sentenced for using botnet against media sites

A Kansas City man has been sentenced to two years in prison after he was found guilty in September of creating a virus and amassing a 100,000-node botnet to launch DDoS attacks against a number of websites, including Rolling Stone and Radar. Bruce Raisley, 48, launched the attacks against sites that published articles detailing an incident in which he agreed to leave his wife for a "woman" whom he met on the internet, according to prosecutors. As it turned out, his newfound lover actually was Xavier Von Erck, head of Perverted Justice, an anti-pedophile vigilante group, who hatched the cruel joke to avenge for Raisley publicly slamming and threatening the organization after he stopped volunteering there. Raisley, who was sentenced last week, also must pay more than $90,000 in fines and serve three years of supervised release following his term.

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