Luis Coronns spent much of the last year helping Spanish police with an investigation that led to the arrest of three local men suspected of operating and renting access to a massive and global network of hacked computers. Then, roughly 60 days after their arrest, something strange happened: Two of them unexpectedly turned up at Coronns’ office and asked to be hired as security researchers.
Security experts at Symantec have discovered a software application made for a USB-based battery charger sold by Energizer actually included a hidden backdoor that allowed unauthorized remote access to the user’s system. The backdoor Trojan is easily removed, but Symantec… Read More »
Three Spanish men were arrested last month for allegedly building an international network of more than 12 million hacked PCs that were used for everything from identity theft to spamming. But according to Spanish authorities and security experts who helped… Read More »