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81 people arrested in international operation against BlackShades RAT users

2014/05/19

Softpedia - (International) Law enforcement agencies in 13 countries arrested 81 people the week of May 12 for allegedly being involved in the creation, sale, or use of the BlackShades remote access trojan (RAT). The BlackShades RAT can be used to hijack webcams, log keystrokes, steal files, and launch denial of service (DoS) attacks and is sold on underweb markets.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/81-People-Arrested-in-International-Operation-Against-BlackShades-RAT-Users-442833.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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