How five members of the Koobface malware gang were unmasked

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

According to the New York Times, Facebook is making public the names of the people it believes are responsible for the Koobface worm: a botnet which has helped its creators earn millions of dollars every year by compromising computers.

The five men are said to be involved in the Koobface malware gang, which has blighted millions of computer users.

Naked Security has great pleasure in being able to tell the in-depth story of how these individuals were identified as part of the Koobface gang, in a detailed investigation conducted by independent researcher Jan Drömer, and Dirk Kollberg of SophosLabs between early October 2009 and February 2010…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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