Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Botnet hacker caught in Slovenia

The Herders Herder At 23 ?

12.7 Million PC'S infected by this Malware were stealing Financial information , there are many more out there doing the same thing .

It will be interesting to see what kind of sentence this guy gets .

A computer hacker known as Iserdo has been arrested in Slovenia.

The 23-year-old is believed to have written the programme behind the mariposa virus, also known as butterfly.

The botnet, one of the world's largest, was dismantled earlier this year after infecting 12.7 million computers.

It was designed to steal personal financial details and was also found in the PCs of banks and major companies.

Officials from around the world have been working together to capture the criminals behind the massive malware operation.

In December 2009 three people believed to have been running it were arrested in Spain.

"To use an analogy here, as opposed to arresting the guy who broke into your home, we've arrested the guy that gave him the crowbar, the map and the best houses in the neighbourhood," Jeffrey Troy, deputy assistant director for the FBI cyber division told Associated Press.

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