RBN Offline Really?
I must admit sometimes I get really depressed about the standard of journalism and commercial bias with Internet security issues nowadays.
What started as Washington Post blog article concerning the dropping of “some” RBN IP addresses and another “regular” shift of their operation bases. Within 48 hours Trend Micro reporting the RBN has “no” internet connectivity, to grab a few clicks and as Johnny Come Lately hint to claim the credit, here The Register just copies this fabricated story.
For Anonymous Coward, the reason there has been a drop off over the last few days is Bleeding Threats RBN blacklist going into operation, http://doc.bleedingthreats.net/bin/view/Main/RussianBusinessNetwork
Just yesterday for example the on average 130,000 internet users per day still visited the RBN’s fake, anti-spyware and anti-malware products http://rbnexploit.blogspot.com/2007/11/rbn-fake-tools-rogue-software-bank-of.html .
How come? The RBN have been using alternative DNS routing and name servers for four years.
So everyone now believes 60-70% of all the current online exploits have gone away? Who gains by this stupidity? – Ah... Trend Micro, Symantec, MS$, security journalists? et. al . – Come on you mugs keep buying the products which can maybe put your PC right “after” exploitation!