The man pegged by Microsoft as the mastermind behind the Kelihos botnet, says he’s not guilty, according to a report.

“I was very surprised and shocked to read in the press that I was being accused of a grievous crime in connection with the Kelihos botnet.

I am absolutely not guilty, have never been involved in handling botnets or any other similar programs, and what is more have never made any profit from such activity. I want to highlight that I have no connection either to the activity of Kelihos or to the distribution of spam.

Unfortunately, the avalanche of publications in the press, referencing inaccurate and distorted information, has inadvertently inflicted a great deal of psychological damage on the companies for whom I have worked or am working, and also adversely affected their business reputation.”

Source: CNET News