Internet rights advocates slam anti-botnet bill

by Jeremy Snow • 4 years ago

New Senate bill aims to put the boot to botnets

by Greg Otto • 4 years ago

Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., introduced the Botnet Prevention Act earlier this week, which would expand the Justice Department’s civil injunction authority to tear down botnets, issue new criminal offenses for selling access to botnets and raise the penalties for attacks on critical infrastructure.

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