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Researchers Shed Light on Shadowy Russian Botnets By Andrew K. Burger

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December 7, 2007 -- Kaspersky Lab analysts identified new links between different families of malicious code that initially appeared to have nothing in common. They also reached the conclusion that the Russian-speaking cyber-criminal community is now using a standard package that consists of two Trojans and a botnet. An investigation into the latest version of "gpicode.ai" -- a Trojan horse carrier of malware that encrypts recipients' data -- put security researchers on to a trail of clues that provides new insights into the ongoing evolution of spam-driven malware and its use by botnet operators based in Russia. Read more...