Law & order

Will they ever catch Conficker’s authors?

While the world is holding its breath, wondering whether the Conficker worm is going to do anything dramatic on April 1st (I’m placing money that no computers are reported to have melted by the end of the day, and the Internet won’t have turned to blancmange), perhaps a more important question is: Are we ever going to catch the pond life who wrote it?

Read more in my article on the Dark Reading website.


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Memories of the Melissa virus

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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AOL phisher jailed for four years

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Inconsistent treatment for hackers?

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I’ve been banned by the BBC!

Mark Perrow, the executive producer of the controversial BBC Click documentary about botnets, published his justification for the programme on the BBC website.

It’s well worth reading if you’re interested in understanding the BBC’s opinion, and checking out other people’s responses, as rather nicely they also gave people the ability to leave comments. And so, naturally, I did.


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Ecard identity thief escapes jail

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Suspected Pentagon hacker “Wolfenstein” arrested

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Has Australian list of banned websites been leaked?

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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More details on the Diebold ATM Trojan horse case

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Terry Waite calls on USA to drop case against NASA hacker

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Did BBC break the law by using a botnet to send spam?

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Would a botnet master make a good security employee?

A 27-year old man from Los Angeles who admitted infecting a quarter of a million computers with malware and stealing the identities and bank account details of thousands, has been sentenced to four years in jail.

John Schiefer pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and wiretapping, after he used a botnet (also known as a zombie network) of computers to commit his crimes.


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Jail for gang who attempted £229m bank robbery

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Men found guilty of botched £229m high-tech bank heist

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Cybercriminal leads Ukrainian political party

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Police action shuts German hacking forum

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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