May 19, 2014

Over 90 Arrested in Global FBI Crackdown on Blackshades RAT

A collaborative operation by international law enforcement agencies nabbed authors, staff members, and users of the popular software used for everything from blackmail to financial fraud.

“It’s good to see global law enforcement agencies working in a coordinated manner to crack down on those suspected of being involved in Blackshades,” says Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst for Malwarebytes. “Working together to knock down doors will serve as a very visible warning to anyone looking to exploit people using nefarious software.”

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