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From Cocos Islands to Cameroon

The cybercrime business is really no different from other types of business such as pasta making or selling spare parts for cars. It has its own expenses and overheads. A hacker, just like any businessman, tries to save on attacks and keep their costs down. Read Full Article

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Google Dorks: fighting fire with fire

During my recent research into PHP backdoors, bots and shells, I came across a few IRC servers which looked pretty suspicious. After lurking in these channels I noticed that most of them were all about controlling botnets, automated exploitation and credit card fraud. This isn’t news – channels and IRC servers like this have been a hot media topic for the last five years. The question is, though, how can we find them so we can shut them down? Read Full Article