us: Feds Get Guilty Plea From Operation Bot Roast

Federal law enforcement agencies have received a guilty plea from one of the botmasters nabbed last year under Operation Bot Roast.Robert Matthew Bentley, 21, of Panama City, Fla., has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit computer fraud and computer fraud, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.Bentley, one of eight spammers and bot herders nabbed so far under the law enforcement initiative called Operation Bot Roast, reportedly agreed to a detailed factual summary filed at the time of his guilty plea outlining his role in the computer intrusions. Bentley and other unnamed co-conspirators are charged with infecting hundreds of computers in Europe with adware that cost tens of thousands of dollars to detect and neutralize.
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