FBI closes in on zombie PC gang

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    possum scared o' zombies...
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    FBI closes in on zombie PC gang
    14 April 2011 - It is an unusual move for police to take over criminal machines
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    15 April 2011 - Actress Sienna Miller is one of several celebrities accusing the News of the World of breach of privacy
     
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    Prob'ly Bulgaria an' Albania...
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    Biggest-ever criminal botnet links computers in more than 172 countries
    June 29, 2011 : Cybersecurity experts say that the world's biggest-ever botnet is still operating, despite the arrests of two cyber criminals, which required coordinating law enforcement across two continents.
     
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    I always said it would be great if someone could trace back to the original controller machine(s), freeing the bots as they go and mining the bad guys system of all data before sending a command that causes the bad guy's CPUs to over heat and burn up.
     
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    Death to spammers & death to malicous hackers, too.
     
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    Here's a related story.

    More than four million PCs have been enrolled in a botnet security experts say is almost 'indestructible'

    The botnet, known as TDL, targets Windows PCs and tries hard to avoid detection and even harder to shut down.

    Code that hijacks a PC hides in places security software rarely looks and the botnet is controlled using custom-made encryption.

    Security researchers said recent botnet shutdowns had made TDL's controllers harden it against investigation.

    BBC News - Security researchers discover 'indestructible' botnet
     
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    Granny says she don't see what's so 'good' about it...
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    Good, Old-Fashioned Theft Still Tops Cyber Crime
    11/27/12 --- When it comes to getting fleeced financially, are the Internet and mobile devices getting a bad rap?
     
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    Uncle Sam has a long reach when it comes to hackers...
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    U.S. charges nine in international hacking conspiracy; two extradited from UK
    WASHINGTON Fri Apr 11, 2014 - Nine people have been charged in an alleged international conspiracy that used malicious software to gather bank account details and use the information to steal millions of dollars, including from accounts held at a Nebraska bank, the Department of Justice said on Friday.
     
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    Uncle Sam needs to give these hackers immunity if they will work for the government to combat other hackers. After witnessing the debacle of NMCI (Navy Marine Corps Intranet), I'm not so sure the government has any IT people with any usable expertise.
     
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    No one is safe while using the Internet...
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    FBI: BlackShades infected half-million computers
    May 19,`14 ~ More than a half-million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals remotely hijack a computer and its webcam, authorities said as charges were announced Monday against nearly 100 people worldwide.
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    Scores arrested in global sweep over RAT malware
    Wed, May 21, 2014 - CYBERCRIME: Run by the organization BlackShades, the remote access tool software allows hackers to take over a computer’s camera and spy on its owner
     
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    Gameover Zeus botnet used to steal banking information...
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    Police Target Two Worldwide Cybercrime Networks
    June 02, 2014 WASHINGTON — Police agencies in the United States and around the world have disrupted two computer crime networks that officials say stole more than $100 million from thousands of people. Also, the U.S. government has charged a Russian national with a string of crimes as a mastermind in the computer attacks.
     

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