French police do raids because Black Shades malware




French police have seventy different addresses in France raided people suspected of using the Black Shades malware. It is rumored that raids are done in the Netherlands.

Done in various places in France raided reports the French L’Express. There were seventy-house searches took place, in Paris, Lille and Bordeaux and in the French overseas department of La Réunion in Africa. At the same time the FBI domain ‘’, which was used by the makers of the malware, seized.

At various forums suggested that raids are done in the Netherlands. So reported a Dutch user of that he was raided, which include the phone and PC were confiscated. “There were seven people at my door. I had to sit on the couch and could not ask questions,” he writes. Later they would have identified themselves as employees of the High Tech Crime Team of the police. Spokesman Wim de Bruin of the Prosecution can not indicate whether raids are done.

End of 2013 was already a reseller of malware arrested. Moreover, in 2012, the presumed author of the malware arrested. Nevertheless, the malware was still used, perhaps because the source code of the malware in 2010 was leaked. In November reported security firm Symantec that the use of malware increased.

The malware is a remote administration tool of the bad kind. Attackers can use the tool to create, to steal files or even encrypt, where victims have to make to make. Undo the encryption passwords money they loot Infected PCs can also be used to perform DDoS attacks and malware can also spread via USB sticks.

Wednesday gave the FBI still cybercriminals go tackle. Harder at a conference on cybercrime , according to Reuters, Robert Anderson, head of the cyber crime division of the FBI, expected in the coming weeks, various searches and arrests do.


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