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FBI Stops Malware Creeps

I am not the biggest proponent of big government, but I've long felt that law enforcement should do more to stop cyber crime. If not the cops, then who?

Progress has been made, often with the help of vendors such as Microsoft. The latest bust is by the FBI against a massive malware ring based in Russia and Estonia.

The ring infected and took over some four million machines. Once infected, the ring redirected users away from legit sites to bogus sites from the group Rove Digital, which replaced the legitimate ads and sold bogus products.

How do we crack the case on crooks like this? Advice welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/14/2011 at 1:18 PM


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