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Organisations and security researchers sick of seeing cybercriminals getting away have begun to name and shame scammers, but this may be helping rather than hindering criminals, according to Kaspersky Lab senior security researcher Stefan Tanase.
Stefan Tanase argues that the public outing of the Koobface hacker gang makes it even more difficult for law enforcement to act.
After Facebook released their identities, the five hackers behind the Koobface worm have apparently taken down their "Mothership" server and have started deleting their social networking accounts.
Researchers have identified five people believed to be the leaders of the cybercriminal ring that runs the lucrative Koobface botnet, which spreads Trojans via social networks such as Facebook
Facebook has confirmed it is releasing as much information as it can about the Koobface worm, which wreaked havoc on the social network a few years ago, and the five hackers behind it.
Facebook plans to name the five hackers behind the Koobface worm, which wreaked havoc on the social network a few years ago. All of the men have yet to be charged for their crimes.
With the popular focus firmly on 'hacktivism', you might suspect changes were afoot in the world of online crime, says Rik Ferguson
Security researchers have found the first version of the Koobface malware targeting Mac OS X users on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
The malware gang behind the Koobface malware attacks on social networks raked in about $35,000 a week ($1.8 million a year) in 2009, according to Facebook security researcher Nick Bilogorskiy.
The intensive multitasking on behalf of the Koobface gang, next to the fact that the Koobface botnet is the tip of the iceberg for their malicious operations, prompts the publishing of this top 12 things you didn't know about the Koobface gang list.
The Koobface botnet enters the Xmas season with a new holiday-themed YouTube page. In between, the botnet masters are clearly experimenting with new features. Let's review some of them.
Earlier this week, the botnet masters behind the most efficient social engineering driven botnet, Koobface, launched a new campaign currently spreading across Facebook with a new template spoofing Adobe's Flash updater embedded within a fake Youtube page.
The gang behind the Koobface botnet is periodically updating the template it relies on for infecting new years. Here are some of the most popular ones introduced by the gang throughout the year.
Popular microblogging service Twitter was knocked offline for an extended period this morning by what appears to be a massive distributed denial-of-service attacks.Twitter confirmed the outage was linked to malicious attackers in a brief status message posted around 11:00 a.
Cybercriminals are experimenting with a new feature introduced in one of the latest Koobface variants - the ability of the worm to hijack the Twitter accounts of infected users and post tweets in an attempt to infect their followers.According to researchers from TrendMicro, once the infected user attempts to log into Twitter, Koobface hijacks the session and posts a tweet on behalf of the user.
Researchers from PandaLabs are reporting on the detection of the 56th variant of the Koobface worm (Boface.BJ.
News sources are reporting the resurgence of a Facebook worm known as "Koobface". Here is what you need to know about the threat.
Facebook today sent out a security warning to some of its users alerting them that their passwords have been changed due to alleged suspicious activities happening on their accounts.The email appears to be a reaction from the social network due to the newest appearance of Koobface, a worm that preys on the paranoia of users and leverages seemingly trusted redirects to infect its victims.
Originally spreading since July, the Koobface worm remains active according to a recent security alert issued by Websense :"The email reveals that infected user accounts are being used to post messages to Facebook friends lists. The content was an enticing message with a link that used a Facebook open redirector.
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