According to regional press reports, three Slovenian men are being investigated as part of an international probe into one of the world’s biggest botnets, which compromised millions of computers world.
Homes have been searched and “a large number” of computers seized in the Slovenian city of Maribor, where the young men attended the faculty of computer science. The FBI, working with local law enforcement agencies, believe that the men played a key role in the Mariposa botnet.
The Mariposa botnet (named after the Spanish word for “butterfly”) was shut down in late 2009, and arrests were subsequently made in Spain of hackers using nicknames such as “Netkairo”, “jonyloleante” and “ostiator”.
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