Members of the Koobface malware gang might be feeling a little hot under the collar as evidence has begun to spill onto the internet about the alleged identity of one of its members.
Koobface has been terrorising millions of internet users since mid 2008, and much investigation has taken place into how the malware works, the group’s business model and revenue chains.
However, despite multiple attempts by the authorities to bring down its infrastructure permanently, Koobface remains a significant and ongoing threat.
In 2009, Sophos experts – working with trusted others in the computer security industry – began working on a secret operation to identify key members of the Koobface gang, and shared the information with law enforcement agencies.
By February 2010, we believed that we had identified not just one suspected member of the Koobface gang, but other apparent accomplices too.
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.