The methodology used in offensive cyber warfare is fairly simple -- if you're attacking us we reserve the right to strike back at you. That methodology is just plain wrong.
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Multiple vendors are reporting on a currently ongoing spamvertised scareware-serving campaign, that's brand-jacking the FBI.
How did the attack take place? Did Google strike back at the attackers? Was the Chinese government behind the attacks, and if not who orchestrated them and for what reason? It's time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
According to an intelligence note posted by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), the FBI is aware of an estimated scareware loss to victims in excess of $150 million.
Remember Owen Thor Walker (AKILL) that got busted in the FBI's "Bot Roast" investigation for operating a 1.3 million hosts botnet in 2007, and even once considered to be offered a job as a cybercrime fighter by detectives impressed by his (mediocre) botnet management skills?