TelstraClear


NZ telco hires admitted botnet operator

By Michael Field, Sydney Morning Herald
 
TelstraClear, Telstra’s New Zealand subsidiary, has hired one of the worlds best known hackers [smh.com.au] — a teenager known as “Akill”. 
 
Owen Thor Walker, a 19-year-old who became the subject of a US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s “Operation Bot Roast” cyber crime investigation, was part of a hacker group known as the A-Team. 

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