Jeanson James Ancheta's botnet-for-profit operation was built with readily available hardware and software.
Jeanson James Ancheta—a.k.a. Resili3nt—used readily available software and hardware to create a botnet-for-profit of at least 400,000 infected computers that netted him at least $60,000.
SOURCE: Indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles
|Bot code||Modified versions of bot code from Rxbot,Lca3.exe, Winun.exe, Wininst.exe
||Various Web sites that provide free downloads plus Ancheta's own coding and reverse-engineering of other malicious code |
|Online communications ||Internet Relay Chat channels ||IRC.org|
|Hardware ||Laptops ||IBM, Toshiba, eMachines|
|Web servers ||Rented server space||Sago Networks, FDC Servers, EasyDedicated|
|Internet access SBC, Adelphia ||Broadband connections||Cable|
|Payment mechanisms ||Online payment service Online bank account ||PayPal Wells Fargo|