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Re: Rustock down

Postby Red Dwarf » Wed May 25, 2011 6:17 pm

There had to be some useful intelligence coming from the seizure of data from Rustock infected machines
Microsoft finds 427K email addresses on knocked-out Rustock server

Microsoft investigators uncovered a cache of more than 400,000 email addresses on one hard drive it seized in March when it led an organized takedown of the Rustock botnet, according to court documents.
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Along with the email addresses, Microsoft's forensics experts also uncovered evidence that the cyber criminals used stolen credit cards to purchase hosting and email services.
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Microsoft traced payments for the hosting of some of Rustock's C&C servers to a specific Webmoney account, and after asking the Russian online payment service for help, identified the owner of that account as one Vladimir Alexandrovich Shergin of Khimki, a city 14 miles northwest of Moscow.
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Eighteen of the 20 drives obtained under the court order had been used as Tor nodes to provide the attackers with anonymous access to both the Internet as a whole, and to the hijacked Windows PCs that made up the Rustock botnet.
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Re: Rustock down

Postby spamislame » Thu May 26, 2011 10:05 am

I sure hope all of this leads to some serious arrests and extraditions. Unlikely but one can always hope.

Great update.

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Re: Rustock down

Postby Red Dwarf » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:07 pm

Microsoft hits the streets in Russia, hunting down the owners of Rustock. Wanted posters!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/07 ... paper_ads/
Microsoft is taking its campaign against digital crime to the streets of Russia, placing ads in newspapers in Moscow and St. Petersburg in an attempt to track down the operators of the notorious Rustock spam botnet.


We are taking you to court, so front up or lose out. Then it's just a simple matter of tracking you down.
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Re: Rustock down

Postby spamislame » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:06 am

Ooooo this is getting good! :silthumb:

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