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Krebs: Gary Warner: DNS Changer arrests in Estonia


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 PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:37 pm   
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http://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/11/malware-click-fraud-kingpins-arrested-in-estonia/
‘Biggest Cybercriminal Takedown in History’

http://garwarner.blogspot.com/2011/11/operation-ghost-click-dnschanger.html
Operation Ghost Click: DNSChanger Malware Ring Dismantled

http://blog.trendmicro.com/esthost-taken-down-%E2%80%93-biggest-cybercriminal-takedown-in-history/
On November 8, a long-living botnet of more than 4,000,000 bots was taken down by the FBI and Estonian police in cooperation with Trend Micro and a number of other industry partners.

http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911/malware_110911
FBI Press Release, 11/9/11

These people were arrested in Estonia:

Vladimir Tsastsin (31)
Andrey Taame (31) Russian, at large
Timur Gerassimenko (31)
Dmitri Jegorov (33)
Valeri Aleksejev (31)
Konstantin Poltev (28)
Anton Ivanov (26)

This also ties back to the disgraced Registrar, ESTDomains.


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 PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:40 am   
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Great news! I was very happy to see this happen. Who knew all of this had been in the works the past few years? I nearly forgot about Estdomains, the "Joe Paterno" of Registrars (too soon?)

They were a very common result in most WHOIS queries of malicious sites back in the day.


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 PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:33 am   
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Just saw those headlines online, great news. :silthumb:


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 PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:10 pm   
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This is great, great news.

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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:25 pm   
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The indictment is a good read. It has a simple explanation with illustrations of
    Click hijacking
    Advert replacement
    Anti-virus blocking
    DNS Changer malware


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