10 of the worst moments in network security history

Spam, hackers, worms -- oh my! Events that shock sensibilities and shaped the future

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Military snagged in botnet: 2004 The US Department of Defense discovers computer systems at the Naval Warfare Center and the Defense Information Systems Agency have been compromised and turned into a botnet to send spam, launch DoS attacks and commit other crimes. Investigators follow the forensic trail to Jeanson James Ancheta, 20, who's arrested in 2005. Ancheta admits to generating more than $107,000 in payment for sending spam or launching DoS attacks through 400,000 infected computers. He gets five years and fines.

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