Orcus RAT Author Charged in Malware Scheme

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:41:17 +0000

In July 2016, KrebsOnSecurity published a story identifying a Toronto man as the author of the Orcus RAT, a software product that’s been marketed on underground forums and used in countless malware attacks since its creation in 2015. This week, Canadian authorities criminally charged him with orchestrating an international malware scheme.

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Canadian Police Raid ‘Orcus RAT’ Author

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 14:50:11 +0000

Canadian police last week raided the residence of a Toronto software developer responsible for authoring and selling “Orcus RAT,” a software product that’s been marketed on underground forums and used in countless malware attacks since its creation in 2015. Its author maintains Orcus is a legitimate Remote Administration Tool that is merely being abused, but security experts say it includes multiple features more typically seen in malware known as a Remote Access Trojan.

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Canadian Police Charge Operator of Hacked Password Service Leakedsource.com

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:44:47 +0000

Canadian authorities have arrested and charged a 27-year-old Ontario man for allegedly selling billions of stolen passwords online through the now-defunct service Leakedsource.com.

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Canadian Man Gets 9 Months Detention for Serial Swattings, Bomb Threats

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:49:39 +0000

A 19-year-old Canadian man was found guilty of making almost three dozen fraudulent calls to emergency services across North America in 2013 and 2014. The false alarms, two of which targeted this author — involved phoning in phony bomb threats and multiple attempts at “swatting” — a dangerous hoax in which the perpetrator spoofs a call […]

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