Cyber criminals caught! Score one for the good guys….

This week for my post, I found out some more disturbing news about criminals.  This time however, the news is a bit better. Some cyber criminals were caught after years of investigative work. These guys were working out ofEstonia, which is the country right next toRussia. It’s amazing how cyber crime has really taken off in this region of the world. This group of cyber criminals was infecting millions of computers with malware.  The malware would redirect infected computers with “ad clicks”. According to the article,” When the user of an infected computer clicked on the domain name link for the official government Web site of the Internal Revenue Service, the user was instead taken to the website for H&R Block, a major tax preparation business.” The group would then make money on every computer redirected to the sites by the malware. I guess this is a pretty lucrative business(ad clicks). They got caught after a five year investigation. Patience pays off for law enforcement. I’m glad to see the good guys win!

 http://www.securityweek.com/authorities-disrupt-massive-botnet-international-cybercrime-bust

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