Ancheta is suspected of using a modified version of the “rxbot” Trojan Horse to take control of thousands of vulnerable computers. Pop-up generating malware are then covertly installed in the infected system, a scheme that eventually generated $60,000 in ill-gotten profits.
Ancheta is now held without bond, with his trial scheduled for Dec. 27. If convicted of all 17 charges, he faces up to 50 years of prison.
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