SSCC 65 - FBI scareware arrests, Ryan Cleary/LulzSec, WordPress Trojans and Bitcoin

Filed Under: Law & order, Malware

Sophos Security Chet Chat logoI was delighted to have Paul Ducklin as my guest to discuss the week's security news. We kicked things off by talking about the recent international arrests by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies of a large fake anti-virus gang.

Naturally this led to a discussion of the arrest of suspected Lulz Security member Ryan Cleary. Another topic that came up was the recent spate of Trojans that affected WordPress.org blog users.

I also asked Paul for his thoughts about the recent reversal of transactions related to the Bitcoin digital currency. Despite Bitcoin's cryptographic chops, this incident leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

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(23 June 2011, duration 13:13 minutes, size 9.1MBytes)

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Chester Wisniewski is a Senior Security Advisor at Sophos Canada. He provides advice and insight into the latest threats for security and IT professionals with the goal of providing clear guidance on complex topics. You can follow Chester on Twitter as @chetwisniewski, on App.net as Chester, Chester Wisniewski on Google Plus or send him an email at chesterw@sophos.com.