Have you ever heard of Operation Ghost Click? Neither am I, as an engineer working on a security company (Trend Micro) I’m proud to share and re-posts blogs about this news in which they call it the Operation Ghost Click “Biggest Cybercriminal Takedown in History”.
On FBI‘s Top Story link entitled Is Your Computer Infected? They started their blog entry with a photo that shows the diagram of how cybercriminals have infected millions of computers around the world with a malware called DNSChanger which allows then to control DNS Servers that you see above and write about Operation Ghost Click and they call is as International Cyber Ring That Infected Millions of Computers Dismantled talks about the two-year FBI investigation and announced by U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, praised the investigative work of the FBI, NASA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board, and he specially thanked the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Dutch National Police Agency. In addition, the FBI and NASA-OIG received help from multiple domestic and international private sector partners, including Georgia Tech University, Internet Systems Consortium, Mandiant, National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance, Neustar, Spamhaus, Team Cymru, Trend Micro, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and members of an ad hoc group of subject matter experts known as the DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG).
Trend Micro was the only “for profit” organization listed as assisting the FBI with this effort. The rests were universities, non-profits and working groups. Isn’t it great! Follow the rest of the stories of the FBI by clicking here and US Attorney’s office here.
Read Trend Micro blogs about Operation Ghost Click below:
TrendLabs Malware Blog: Esthost Taken Down – Biggest Cybercriminal Takedown in History
TrendMicro Threat Trends: Unprecedented Cybercriminal Takedown: Trend Micro assists FBI in Operation Ghost Click
CounterMeasures: Security, Privacy & Trust >> A Trend Micro Blog: How to check if you are a victim of Operation Ghost Click
KrebsOnSecurity: Malware click fraud kingpins arrested in estonia
Plus Symantec ended up tweeting about the news to their followers: