Russia: Blackhole kit author arrested

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Russia: Blackhole kit author arrested

Postby Red Dwarf » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:55 pm

Ref: http://rt.com/news/blackhole-paunch-arrest-russia-946/
Russian authorities have detained a shadowy cybercriminal known only as “Paunch,” who is responsible for unleashing Blackhole, one of the most dangerous and pervasive malware suites in the history of the Internet.


Ref: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24456988
The Blackhole kit, released in 2010, dominated the crimeware market throughout 2012 and the start of 2013, according to Fraser Howard, a researcher at the anti-virus company Sophos.
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The software targeted a range of vulnerabilities in the Java programming language, Adobe's Flash media player, Windows software and PDF files.
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Re: Russia: Blackhole kit author arrested

Postby AlphaCentauri » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:07 am

More history on the Blackhole Exploit Kit:
http://krebsonsecurity.com/tag/blackhole-exploit-kit/
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