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Zeus and SpyEye crime syndicate taken down by Europol


A European operation coordinated by Europol and Eurojust has dismantled an online crime syndicate thought to have caused €2m of damage with the Zeus and SpyEye banking trojans.

DDoS attack takes out NATO websites, Ukraine connection claimed

DDoS attack takes out NATO websites, Ukraine connection claimed

Pro-Russian Ukrainian hacktivist group, 'Cyber Berkut', claim to be behind the attacks on the main NATO public website. NATO insisted there was "no operational impact", but further cyber incidents are likely to emerge from the current political struggle between Russia and Ukraine.

Russia Today website hackers tweak headlines, replace with word "Nazi"

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The Russian news site was compromised over the weekend, replacing the words "Russian" and "Ukrainian" in some headlines with the word "Nazi".

Ukrainian and Russian police arrest banking Trojan masterminds


Ukrainian newspaper Kommersant reported on a joint operation by the Ukrainian and Russian federal police arresting 20 people allegedly behind the Carberp banking malware. Is this a sign that we may see more arrests by the FSB and SBU in the future?

VX Heavens, old-school virus-writing website, raided by police

VX Heavens, old-school virus-writing website, raided by police

The website, which described itself as "dedicated to providing information about computer viruses (virii) and web space for virus authors and groups", has been running for many years.

Busted! Ukrainian cybercrime duo who ripped off $4.5 million sent to prison in UK


London's Metropolitan Police Service has announced the conviction and sentencing of two Ukrainian cybercrooks.

The pair raided innocent victims' bank accounts of at least $4.5 million in just six months.

OMG - is that a human liver?


As a security professional, I'm generally happy to receive spam. Not directly into my inbox, of course, but into a special folder where I can look at it later.

Here's an absolute ripper for your entertainment.

Cybercriminal leads Ukrainian political party

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Do you believe that hackers who played a part in exchanging stolen credit card details stolen by password-grabbing spyware can be rehabilitated into society? What kind of career path do you think they should follow? Computer security consultant? Penetration tester? Read more…