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BOFH-loving botmaster wants life as security consultant




BOFH-loving botmaster wants life as security consultant
BOFH-loving botmaster wants life as security consultant



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/23/botmaster_sentencing_kerfuffle/ 

By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
The Register
23rd January 2009

An American security consultant who stole hundreds of thousands of 
online bank passwords by employing a massive botnet that he often 
administered from work deserves at least five years in prison, 
prosecutors have told a federal judge.

The request for a minimum 60-month sentence, followed by five years of 
supervised release, came in the case of John Kenneth Schiefer of Los 
Angeles, who in November of 2007 admitted he was the hacker known 
alternately as Acid and Acidstorm and wielded a 250,000-strong bot army.

Prosecutors rejected Schiefer's arguments that he should be allowed to 
continue working as a security consultant, saying the stiff penalty was 
justified by the extreme callousness and brazenness of his offenses.

"The widespread, pernicious, and malicious manner in which this crime 
occurred favors a lengthy custodial sentence," prosecutors wrote in 
court documents filed earlier this month. "Defendant nonetheless offers 
his own self-serving claim that his malicious software did not damage 
the computers that he infected. Defendant should not be believed."

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