[ISN] Spanish police nab Reveton ransomware boss

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2243766/spanish-police-nab-reveton-ransomware-boss By Shaun Nichols V3.co.uk 14 Feb 2013 Spanish authorities have detained a man they believe to be one of the heads of the notorious Reveton malware gang. Police said that the man, who is a Russian national, is currently being held in Dubai and is awaiting extradition to Spain, where the Reveton gang is believed to have based part of its operation. According to researchers from Trend Micro who worked with the Spanish to track down the group, the Reveton crew has been overseeing a series of malware attacks which extort ransom money from victims. Researchers and law enforcement believe that the payments were being funnelled from the victim PCs through accounts in Spain. Profits from the operation were then sent back to individuals in Russia. […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org