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Darkode member admits selling access to spam botnet


Securityweek - (International) A New York member of the Darkode hacker forums pleaded guilty August 17 for his involvement in a scheme in which computers of Facebook users were infected with the Slenfbot worm and the "Facebook Spreader" malware, which used victim account information to spread. The suspect and co-conspirators allegedly received $200 - $300 for every 10,000 active infections from 2011 - 2012.


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