AKILL controlled a botnet of 1.3 million PCs, says OPTA

The Dutch telecommunications regulator OPTA fines Dutch spyware makers €1 millionThe Dutch telecommunications regulator OPTA has fined the two companies behind the DollarRevenue adware program €1 million (NZ$1.89 million), reports InfoWorld Nederland.A tip from abroad put OPTA on the trail of several online criminals, including alleged botnet herder AKILL, 18-year-old Owen Walker from Whitianga, whose house was raided last month, says OPTA’s lead investigator, Daan Molenaar. AKILL controlled a botnet of 1.3 million PCs, he says.

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