Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Trend Micro: Only Arrests Can Stop Cyber Crime

Only arrests can really put an end to cyber crime, according to anti-virus firm Trend Micro in response to recent occurrence of various police forces against the Dridex botnet. The FBI, the British National Crime Agency (NCA) and Europol were able to disable several servers of the botnet.

The botnet was used by criminals to steal money from online bank accounts. Despite the occurrence Dridex is still active. "It was developed as a botnet as a service (BaaS). It consists of several botnets each having different configuration files," says Michael Marcos. Although Dridex is affected by the operation of law enforcement agencies were not all servers off.

It was also arrested only one member of the gang Dridex, a system administrator. The other members are still on the run and continued their activities. According to Trend Micro disrupt such operations cyber criminal activities in the short term, but long-term success is not always guaranteed. "They ensure that the least effective threats are removed and cyber criminals can learn from their mistakes. Arrests are therefore required to really put an end to cyber crime," said the virus fighter.

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