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One of the internet’s most resilient and crimeware-friendly networks PROXIEZ-NET was
knocked offline after the plug was pulled on its upstream
service provider, security watchers said. Read the full article. [The Register]
A Mesquite, Texas, man is set to plead guilty to training his 22,000-PC botnet on a local ISP — just to show off its firepower to a potential customer. David Anthony Edwards will plead guilty to charges that he and another man, Thomas James Frederick Smith, built a custom botnet, called Nettick, which they then tried to sell to cybercriminals at the rate of $0.15 per infected computer. Read the full article. [IDG News Service]