Weekly Roundup : Nov 11, 2011 : Operation Ghost Click ‘Biggest Cybercriminal Takedown in History’

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Another win for the good guys this week as a multi-year, international operation dubbed “Operation Ghost Click” resulted with the result of cyber criminals in their native Estonia. The investigation, led by the FBI, is credited with taking down an international click fraud scheme that included infecting with malware more than four million computers in over 100 countries, including about 500,000 in the United States. Brian Krebs titled his coverage ‘Biggest Cybercriminal Takedown in History’. Dark Reading wrote about how the operation represented a successful private-public effort in its story Teaming Up To Take Down Threats, while Government Computer News coverage looked at the need for a faster roll out of the protocol to authenticate DNS queries, with its FBI busts clickjacking ring, but could the crime have been prevented? Bank Info Security wonders Will Cybercrime Arrests Be a Deterrent?

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