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Accused Kelihos botnet maker worked for two security firms


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#1 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:53 PM

Accused Kelihos botnet maker worked for two security firms - Spent three years at Russian antivirus firm, another three at company with security-related products - Computerworld:
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A Russian man who was accused Monday by Microsoft of creating the Kelihos botnet worked for a pair of security-related firms from 2005 to 2011, according to evidence on the Web.

In an amended complaint filed yesterday in federal court, Microsoft identified the man as Andrey Sabelnikov of St. Petersburg.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Sabelnikov worked for two Russian companies that specialize in security, including the antivirus firm Agnitum, for the last six years.

Agnitum, which is based in St. Petersburg, develops and sells a Windows antivirus product called OutPost Antivirus Pro as well as a personal firewall for Windows PCs. A company spokesman confirmed today that Sabelnikov worked for the firm from September 2005 until November 2008.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:30 AM

Not surprising...
Who better knows how to avoid the security features than the person who wrote the security code... rolleyes.gif
Then again it could be argued he was just drumming up business for the firm he worked for.. hysterical.gif
Kudos for Microsoft for at least going after him.. thumbsup.gif
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:11 PM

nice read, lilbambi.
indeed, jolphil, ms has been going after a lot of cyber-criminals.
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