Monday, May 19, 2014

Blackshades arrests

An international sting in process for several years resulted in the  arrest of about 100 people in several countries connected to Blackshades a malicious software used favored by hackers for criminal activities such as fraud and extortion. The software costs $40. To read more about it click here

Additional info tells us that  more than 90 people were arrested and that once the arrests began those involved notified others a sting was happening. In the case of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf  left her computer open all the time in her room and was watched for over a year by the man arrested, who was a friend of hers. He began blackmailing her through the computer to do what amounted to porn for him. Read more about it here

Here's an update "from inside the FBI" that says people were nabbed in 17 countries.

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