An Armenian court has sentenced the creator of the Bredolab botnet, Georgiy Avanesov, to four years in prison, according to a report from the ARMENPRESS news agency. The 27-year-old Russian man, who was found guilty of computer sabotage, started operating the botnet in 2009 and used it for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and for sending over 3.6 billion spam email messages per day. The BBC estimates that Avanesov earned approximately €100,000 (£80,000) per month with Bredolab, also known as Oficla.

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