NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, May 27, 2004

Virusbusting weeks continue Posted by Mikko @ 05:49 GMT

Good news. In addition of the recent Sasser arrests and Agobot arrest in Germany, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has yesterday arrested a 16-year old Canadian, charging him for creating the Randex worm family.

Suspect's name is not released under the Canadian Youth Criminal Justice Act.

This should be interesting, as Randex-generated proxy networks have been known to be resold to spammers for spamming purposes. This was proved in February by two C'T researchers who went underground and actually purchased such networks.