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Gang Arrested For Stealing Millions Using ZeuS 66

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the they-own-a-bar-in-philly-too dept.
Orome1 writes "Nineteen people were arrested yesterday in the UK and are suspected of being part of an Eastern European gang that used the ZeuS Trojan to steal online banking credentials from unsuspecting victims and siphon around £2 million per month to their accounts."
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Gang Arrested For Stealing Millions Using ZeuS

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  • Re:FREE KEVIN (Score:4, Informative)

    by mapkinase (958129) on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @09:34AM (#33734220) Homepage Journal

    Usually "mob" refers to organizations with more diversified activities, traditionally including prostitusion, drugs, racketeering.

    I do not see any reference in the OA to other criminal activities.

    I would not even call it a "gang", which is now reserved to groups united not only by the trade, but also some ideological hocum on top of it.

    It's just a small criminal organization, that's it.

  • by Narcocide (102829) on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @09:45AM (#33734380) Homepage

    Yes, despite an EULA that disavows them from any responsibility they actively market to the government, the military, and other purveyors of critical infrastructure and flat-out *lie* about its suitability for these purposes. This is criminal activity and should be addressed. At the very least there should be a warning label on the box - something like the government requires on other hazardous consumer goods like alcohol, tobacco, pesticides and household cleaners.

  • by darpified (698235) on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @09:49AM (#33734444)
    Some accountability for their software, but this isn't the time or place for it. How many of these were cases of the user of the OS doing something stupid? At some point the user of the device needs to be held accountable for not properly patching/updating the device. If the software is something truly important, Space Shuttle O2 system, nuclear power plant, etc... Yes, they should be accountable for defects, but not because Facebook User #2,290,231 clicks on a malicious advertisement and gets malware installed because he didn't patch.
  • Re:FREE KEVIN (Score:3, Informative)

    by mcgrew (92797) * on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @09:52AM (#33734472) Homepage Journal

    Mob [merriam-webster.com]: 1 : a large or disorderly crowd; especially : one bent on riotous or destructive action
    2 : the lower classes of a community : masses, rabble
    3 chiefly Australian : a flock, drove, or herd of animals
    4 : a criminal set : gang; especially often capitalized : mafia 1
    5 chiefly British : a group of people : crowd

    Gang [merriam-webster.com] a (1) : a set of articles : outfit
    (2) : a combination of similar implements or devices arranged for convenience to act together
    b : group: as
    (1) : a group of persons working together
    (2) : a group of persons working to unlawful or antisocial ends; especially : a band of antisocial adolescents
    2: a group of persons having informal and usually close social relations

    Id say that "mob" and "gang" or used correctly, according to the dictionary, regardless of how you "usually" see it.

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