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(New Europe)   Microsoft & Symantec took down a cyber crime operation, don't you fark with the big boys   (neurope.eu) divider line 27
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2013-02-07 05:56:20 AM
They discovered and stopped a botnet, they didn't stop them from happened they just stopped one.  So we should be congratulating similar situations like when my kids go a day without pooping their pants or men manage to pee entirely inside the bowl?
 
2013-02-07 05:56:55 AM
*happening
 
2013-02-07 06:30:59 AM

BumpInTheNight: They discovered and stopped a botnet, they didn't stop them from happened they just stopped one.  So we should be congratulating similar situations like when my kids go a day without pooping their pants or men manage to pee entirely inside the bowl?


Oh come on.  Be fair, peeing entirely in the bowl is really hard.
 
2013-02-07 10:58:50 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-07 11:08:12 AM
And yet they can't seem to shut down companies like "Intel Services" calling my relatives, getting remote access to their machine, and saying they will fix their problems for a low low fee.

Ugh. I'm just pissed because an uncle called several times and texted "emergency" over and over again because he did precisely this.
 
2013-02-07 11:31:23 AM

BumpInTheNight: They discovered and stopped a botnet, they didn't stop them from happened they just stopped one.  So we should be congratulating similar situations like when my kids go a day without pooping their pants or men manage to pee entirely inside the bowl?


Well, the article mentions that's 8 million PC's now free from the tyranny of douche-bags.
 
2013-02-07 11:42:04 AM
Wait, computer keyboards in Europe have a "Cyber Crime" button (pictured in the news article, so it must be true).  What happens if you push it?  A big popup saying "You have performed an illegal operation"?
 
2013-02-07 11:57:17 AM
Why shut down those servers?  They should've just planted dummy data and a malicious code in the servers so when the criminals tried to access the data, a keylogger and tracking program would be loaded onto their computers.
 
2013-02-07 12:18:22 PM
Because installing keylogging malware on your computer is their job.
 
2013-02-07 12:28:45 PM
i.imgur.com

What Microsoft's method of discovering cyber criminals might look like.
 
2013-02-07 12:29:36 PM

The_EliteOne: BumpInTheNight: They discovered and stopped a botnet, they didn't stop them from happened they just stopped one.  So we should be congratulating similar situations like when my kids go a day without pooping their pants or men manage to pee entirely inside the bowl?

Well, the article mentions that's 8 million PC's now free from the tyranny of douche-bags.


I didn't read anything about Apple products... where was that?
 
2013-02-07 01:40:02 PM
They created it with there crapware !
 
2013-02-07 01:43:16 PM

imfallen_angel: The_EliteOne: BumpInTheNight: They discovered and stopped a botnet, they didn't stop them from happened they just stopped one.  So we should be congratulating similar situations like when my kids go a day without pooping their pants or men manage to pee entirely inside the bowl?

Well, the article mentions that's 8 million PC's now free from the tyranny of douche-bags.

I didn't read anything about Apple products... where was that?



Could you repeat that, I couldn't understand you with that Apple shaped cock down your throat.
 
2013-02-07 01:53:36 PM

Meethos: imfallen_angel: The_EliteOne: BumpInTheNight: They discovered and stopped a botnet, they didn't stop them from happened they just stopped one.  So we should be congratulating similar situations like when my kids go a day without pooping their pants or men manage to pee entirely inside the bowl?

Well, the article mentions that's 8 million PC's now free from the tyranny of douche-bags.

I didn't read anything about Apple products... where was that?


Could you repeat that, I couldn't understand you with that Apple shaped cock down your throat.


I see the point was too high for you to see....
 
2013-02-07 02:05:30 PM

imfallen_angel: Meethos: imfallen_angel: The_EliteOne: BumpInTheNight: They discovered and stopped a botnet, they didn't stop them from happened they just stopped one.  So we should be congratulating similar situations like when my kids go a day without pooping their pants or men manage to pee entirely inside the bowl?

Well, the article mentions that's 8 million PC's now free from the tyranny of douche-bags.

I didn't read anything about Apple products... where was that?


Could you repeat that, I couldn't understand you with that Apple shaped cock down your throat.

I see the point was too high for you to see....


I admit failure, if you read what you wrote, I'm sure you can see how I interpreted it incorrectly. The mistake was mine though. I apologize.

/not snark
 
2013-02-07 02:45:30 PM

Meethos: imfallen_angel: Meethos: imfallen_angel: The_EliteOne: BumpInTheNight: They discovered and stopped a botnet, they didn't stop them from happened they just stopped one.  So we should be congratulating similar situations like when my kids go a day without pooping their pants or men manage to pee entirely inside the bowl?

Well, the article mentions that's 8 million PC's now free from the tyranny of douche-bags.

I didn't read anything about Apple products... where was that?


Could you repeat that, I couldn't understand you with that Apple shaped cock down your throat.

I see the point was too high for you to see....

I admit failure, if you read what you wrote, I'm sure you can see how I interpreted it incorrectly. The mistake was mine though. I apologize.

/not snark


No problem, it was a jest, a poke, a very low hanging fruit...

But this thread doesn't seem to be going anywhere anyways.
 
2013-02-07 02:54:14 PM
FTA: Now that the servers have been shut down, users of infected PCs are being directed to a site informing them that their machines are infected.

At least the big boys know what will get their attention.
 
2013-02-07 04:50:22 PM

DECMATH: Wait, computer keyboards in Europe have a "Cyber Crime" button (pictured in the news article, so it must be true).  What happens if you push it?  A big popup saying "You have performed an illegal operation"?


A loud, robotic voice blares from your speakers, "WOTS ALL THIS THEN?!?"
 
2013-02-07 06:43:35 PM
I'm interested in the wording here:

"Under an order issued by the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, technicians from both firms raided data centres in Weehawken, New Jersey, and Manassas, Virginia."

Technicians?  Raided?  Under an order issued by the US District Court?  What kind of raid was this?  Armed contractors?  Symantec security commandos?
 
2013-02-07 07:58:07 PM
My wife's computer had malware that redirected advertisements using the hosts file. It also locked up and hid the hosts file so you couldn't edit the redirects out. Had to run CMD.exe as administrator to change the attributes in order to edit the hosts file. I have no idea how a layman would be able to get rid of it.
 
2013-02-07 08:01:52 PM

DashFieldpaint: I'm interested in the wording here:

"Under an order issued by the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, technicians from both firms raided data centres in Weehawken, New Jersey, and Manassas, Virginia."

Technicians?  Raided?  Under an order issued by the US District Court?  What kind of raid was this?  Armed contractors?  Symantec security commandos?


More like 1 Federal agent shows up with a search warrant and says " These technicians from Microsoft and Symantec are going to look at your servers."
It's not like the criminals were the ones running the data centers.
 
2013-02-07 08:21:41 PM

BumpInTheNight: They discovered and stopped a botnet, they didn't stop them from happened they just stopped one.  So we should be congratulating similar situations like when my kids go a day without pooping their pants or men manage to pee entirely inside the bowl?


They've done this numerous times, actually... well, Microsoft has.
 
2013-02-07 08:35:37 PM

Marine1: BumpInTheNight: They discovered and stopped a botnet, they didn't stop them from happened they just stopped one.  So we should be congratulating similar situations like when my kids go a day without pooping their pants or men manage to pee entirely inside the bowl?

They've done this numerous times, actually... well, Microsoft has.


I've managed to pee entirely within the bowl many times as well, the point is they've had what - two decades to practice the art of peeing in the bowl yet still manage to let some land on the floor.
 
2013-02-07 10:55:12 PM

Marine1: BumpInTheNight: They discovered and stopped a botnet, they didn't stop them from happened they just stopped one.  So we should be congratulating similar situations like when my kids go a day without pooping their pants or men manage to pee entirely inside the bowl?

They've done this numerous times, actually... well, Microsoft has.


Well, they haven't sent me a congratulations for peeing entirely inside the bowl.
 
2013-02-07 11:10:29 PM
Ah. Barnital infects via network or storage medium and elevates its own privileges in Windows 7 via Task Scheduler (that thing's been broken for a decade!); no user interaction required.

I can see now why Microsoft recognizes this is bad for business.
 
2013-02-08 07:01:25 AM

BumpInTheNight: Marine1: BumpInTheNight: They discovered and stopped a botnet, they didn't stop them from happened they just stopped one.  So we should be congratulating similar situations like when my kids go a day without pooping their pants or men manage to pee entirely inside the bowl?

They've done this numerous times, actually... well, Microsoft has.

I've managed to pee entirely within the bowl many times as well, the point is they've had what - two decades to practice the art of peeing in the bowl yet still manage to let some land on the floor.


Well, when you keep coming home drunk...

Seriously though, even if every computer were running suse or some mac os, the internet would be just as dangerous a place. You can't fix stupid. (sorry Ron)
 
2013-02-08 08:51:52 PM

Spuddly: They created it with there crapware !


WHAR crapwhere? WHAR!?
 
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