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Gravity wins as Blackhole Exploit Kit collapses on itself

Unread postby Sludge3000 » December 9th, 2013, 8:58 am

The Russian government has charged a group of people with organized crime offenses related to the creation and use of the Blackhole malware kit.

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On Friday, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Investigation Department posted a notice that a total of 13 individuals had been charged with crimes under Article 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which covers "creation of a criminal community (criminal organization) and participation therein."


Full Story @ El Reg


While this is certainly a step forward against drive by downloads it appears that this may also have been the cause in the up-surge of CyptoLocker activity. With the Cutwail botnet no longer having an updated product to shift they quickly started sending out CryptoLocker.

Keep up the good work guys.

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Re: Gravity wins as Blackhole Exploit Kit collapses on itsel

Unread postby Sludge3000 » December 9th, 2013, 8:58 am

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Re: Gravity wins as Blackhole Exploit Kit collapses on itsel

Unread postby NonSuch » December 10th, 2013, 12:09 am

Interesting read, Sludge. Thanks for posting. :thumbleft:
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Re: Gravity wins as Blackhole Exploit Kit collapses on itsel

Unread postby Gary R » December 10th, 2013, 2:28 am

Yes, interesting. Thanks. :)
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