Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Koobface Analysis

Today Facebook announced that it will share the data it has collected about the group of people behind the Koobface virus. Facebook didn't provide any details about the "Koobface gang". However, in a separate blog post independent researchers Jan Drömer and Dirk Kollberg of SophosLabs did provide details of their analysis. I found the SophosLabs article a very interesting read in that it details the painstakingly slow process investigators must endure to piece security incidents together and that given enough time and resources "cybercrimes" can be solved.

"Up until now, Drömer and Kollberg's research has been a closely-guarded secret, known only to a select few in the computer security community and shared with various law enforcement agencies around the globe" ... "At the police's request we have kept the information confidential, but last week news began to leak onto the internet about Anton 'Krotreal' Korotchenko - meaning the cat was well and truly out of the bag." -- Graham Cluley, Sophos analyst
Link to Analysis: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/koobface/

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