NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, May 28, 2004

One more bust! Posted by Mikko @ 06:31 GMT

One more bust. This time it's Mr. Wang An-ping how was arrested Kaohsiung. Which is in Taiwan.

Mr. Wang is being charged for writing and distributing the Peep backdoor. Peep is a remote access trojan, similar to Netbus and Back Orifice. It consists of client and server parts.

Client part is graphical, and operates in Chinese:

Main window of Peepviewer

So over the last three weeks we have:

- Several arrests in Germany on Sasser,
- Several arrests in Germany on Agobot
- One arrest in Canada on Randex
- One arrest in Taiwan, on Peep

...and we are aware of at least one virus investigation against an active virus group.

Heck, if things continue at this pace, we can soon retire.

According to the China Post Magazine, "Wang, a bachelor, said he spent most of his free time on designing software programs and surfing the Internet. He had intended to sell the 'Peep' system but couldn't find a buyer."

Wang, who is 30 years old, was arrested last week by CIB, The Taiwan Criminal Investigation Bureau.
Criminal Investigation Bureau