More virus writers are arrested
More good news and perhaps a contributing factor to the quieter times we've seen since the arrest of the Sasser author who was part of the Netsky group also.
One more bust. This time it's Mr. Wang An-ping who was arrested in Kaohsiung, which is in Taiwan. Mr. Wang is being charged for writing and distributing the Peep backdoor. Peep is a remote access trojan, similar to Netbus and Back Orifice. It consists of client and server parts. MORE DETAILS: http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/detail.asp?ID=49192&GRP=B http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/peep.shtml F-Secure summarizes recent arrests http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/
So over the last three weeks we have:
- Several arrests in Germany on Sasser,
- Several arrests in Germany on Agobot
- One arrest in Canada on Randex
- One arrest in Taiwan, on Peep
...and we are aware of at least one virus investigation against an active virus group. Heck, if things continue at this pace, we can soon retire.