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posted by hubie on Tuesday November 22, @12:51AM   Printer-friendly
from the make-the-internet-a-little-bit-more-safe-each-day dept.

The publication of Top Zeus Botnet Suspect "Tank" Arrested in Geneva from Brian Krebs as usual gives some insight of the inner working of such "organizations":

Vyacheslav "Tank" Penchukov, the accused 40-year-old Ukrainian leader of a prolific cybercriminal group that stole tens of millions of dollars from small to mid-sized businesses in the United States and Europe, has been arrested in Switzerland, according to multiple sources.

Penchukov was named in a 2014 indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice as a top figure in the JabberZeus Crew, a small but potent cybercriminal collective from Ukraine and Russia that attacked victim companies with a powerful, custom-made version of the Zeus banking trojan.

What impresses me the most is that he [Krebs] did volunteer work with alerting affected victims as early as possible. I will not spoil more details here, you have to read his publication for yourself.


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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Rosco P. Coltrane on Tuesday November 22, @03:29AM

    by Rosco P. Coltrane (4757) on Tuesday November 22, @03:29AM (#1280951)

    small but potent cybercriminal collective from Ukraine and Russia

    See? Russians and the Ukrainians CAN get along and live in harmony. I say the UN should promote cybercriminal activities on a national level to mend the peace between the two countries, so the Russian and Ukrainian people can learn to hack together.

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