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October 09, 2013

Russians arrest notorious malware creator

The guy was selling malware exploit kits to cyber-criminals

...Russian police have reportedly arrested a man on suspicion of masterminding two infamous hacking tools.

He is suspected of being the man behind the alias Paunch - the nickname used by the creator of the Blackhole and Cool exploit kits, sold to cybercriminals to infect web users with malware.

The Russian authorities have not confirmed the details.

But security firms said they had already detected a decline in the programs' use...

I'm betting they make him an offer he can't refuse. Go to work for FSB, or rot in the basement of Lubyanka for the rest of his life.


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