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