DDoS hackers arrested

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  1. the mul

    the mul Registered Member

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    More Hackers are arrested
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    One of the hot topics over the last months has been the continuing DDoS & extortion attacks against mostly UK-based gambling sites. According to a recent article in The Financial Times (titled "Internet gambling extortion racket broken up"), three men in their early 20s were arrested in raids in Russia. Apparently they were launching big DDoS attacks from botnets against gambling sites, then emailing them and asking $50,000 for not doing it again. The extortion money was rerouted to Russia via Caribbean and Latvia, but nevertheless the UK police was able to trace it, leading eventually to the arrests.

    So...so far, the year looks pretty good:

    Month Country
    July Russia: Three DDoS hackers arrested
    June Hungary: Magold virus author sentenced
    June Finland: VBS/Lasku virus author arrested
    May Taiwan: Peep backdoor author arrested
    May Canada: Randex variant author arrested
    May Germany: Agobot variant author arrested
    May Germany: Sasser & Netsky author arrested


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  2. nadirah

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    Oh good, it's nice to see these hackers getting arrested. :cool:
     
  3. the mul

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    Yes It is and I wish they would arrest all of them, but unfortunatly there are just to many, but we can all live in hope that one day they will all get what they deserve.


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  4. Pigman

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    Well, isn't it about time that happened?
     
  5. MadameX

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    Amen to that!

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