Global Law Enforcement, Security Firms Team Up, Take Down Shylock
Dark Reading, By Sara Peters
month after the GameOver ZeuS sting,
another bank fraud group's operations has been disrupted by an international
collaboration of security firms and law enforcement agencies. The new target is
Shylock, a Trojan that has stolen from banks in the U.S., Italy, and especially
the United Kingdom.
the U.K.'s National Crime Agency (NCA) announced that it has seized Shylock
operators' command-and-control servers and taken control of the domains they
use to communicate. The effort was led by NCA, and included the FBI, the
European Cybercrime Centre at Europol, GCHQ, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence,
Dell SecureWorks, Kaspersky Lab, the German Federal Police, and others in
Italy, Turkey, France, Poland, and the Netherlands. Read more.