[ISN] FBI, Europol and NCA gunning for top 200 black hats making exploit kits for criminals

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2411419/fbi-europol-and-nca-gunning-for-top-200-black-hats-making-exploit-kits-for-criminals By Alastair Stevenson V3.co.uk 03 Jun 2015 Law enforcement agencies need to mount a coordinated effort to shut down the exploit developers and hosting sites powering organised crime, according to experts from the FBI, Europol and the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA). The experts made the claim during a panel discussion at InfoSec 2015, when FBI assistant legal attaché Michael Driscoll listed taking down the “core group” of 200 black hats creating exploit kits as one of the biggest challenges facing law enforcement. “We’re looking to stop that marketplace of tools. There’s a small group creating the core technologies that feed the criminal world,” he said. “The problem is they’re easily bought on the criminal marketplace and distributed. I could go now and pick them up for $200. We’re focusing our resources on taking out the people that do the most damage.” […]