TV News LIES

Saturday, Mar 28th

Last update01:28:55 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest Battling Destructive Computer Viruses, Agents Seize Networks Used by Hackers

Battling Destructive Computer Viruses, Agents Seize Networks Used by Hackers

E-mail Print PDF

hackers seizedGovernment agents seized control of two computer networks that are used by hackers to steal banking information and lock files on infected computers, officials in the United States and Europe said Monday, disrupting the circulation of two of the world’s most pernicious viruses, which have infected millions of computers worldwide.

The coordinated strike targeted malware known as GameOver Zeus, which is known to steal bank information and send it to overseas hackers, and CryptoLocker, which burrows into computers and encrypts personal data. The hackers then demand a ransom to unlock the files.

Over the weekend, government agents in Europe and the United States took control of the servers that operated the attacking software and identified a 30-year-old suspect from Russia, Evgeniy Bogachev, also known as Lucky12345, as the man behind the attacks, according to court documents..

The Justice Department held a news conference Monday afternoon to discuss the operation. Europol, the European Union’s police intelligence agency, said Mr. Bogachev would be placed on the F.B.I.'s list of most-wanted cyber criminals, beside the Chinese officials whom the United States accused last month of economic espionage.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out Of Cockpit Before Crash In France

Germanwings pilot locked outAs officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in...

Israel spied on US talks with Iran to undercut deal

israel spied on iran talksWashington has accused Israel of spying on closed-door international talks with Iran about its nuclear program...

Ford recalls over 220,000 vehicles in North America for three issues

Ford recallFord Motor Co said on Wednesday it is recalling more than 220,000 vehicles in North America...

Seven children from Brooklyn house fire to be buried in Jerusalem

7 children killed in fireThe seven brothers and sisters of the Sassoon Orthodox Jewish family, who died in a fire...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!