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Scotland Yard Arrests Teenages For Involvement In Largest English Language Cybercrime Forum

It seems both the US and UK governments have been cracking down pretty harshly on cybercrime operations over the past two years. A number of ‘underground’ forums and cybercrime operations have been shut down including those involving botnets, carding and phishing. One of the big stories earlier this year was the Former DarkMarket Admin Facing […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Malware, Spammers & Scammers

OpenSCAP – Framework For Implementing SCAP (Security Content Automation Protocol)

The OpenSCAP Project was created to provide an open-source framework to the community which enables integration with the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) suite of standards and capabilities. It is the goal of OpenSCAP to provide a simple, easy to use set of interfaces to serve as the framework for community use of SCAP SCAP […]

Topic: Countermeasures, Legal Issues, Security Software

FTC Cracks Down On Spyware Seller CyberSpy Software

Well this case has taken a while but the FTC won in the end and reached a settlement two years after halting the company from selling it’s “100 per cent undetectable” commercial keylogging application. It’s interesting to see court cases that venture into the grey area of ethics, I think the main problem stemmed from […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Malware, Privacy

Federal Authorities Have Seized More Than $143 Million USD Of Fake Network Equipment

What a surprise, another quiet weekend – nothing much has been going on apart from the big furore about Facebook privacy – which frankly has been discussed to death. Other than that, 2 critical patches are expected in the next Microsoft patch Tuesday – info here and here. One story which I did find interesting […]

Topic: Legal Issues

Texas Man Pleads Guilty To Bot Network For Hire

Another botnet herder bites the dust, the latest news in the malware arena is about David Anthony Edwards from Texas who has admitted he and his accomplice had offered tailor made malware and DDoS attacks for rent. 22,000 zombies is a reasonable number of bots for a herder to control on their own, and assuming […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Malware