A new family of Trojan Horse programs is being used to stifle political opposition to the Communist Party in Vietnam, according to an analysis by researchers at SecureWorks. The Trojan, dubbed Vecebot, is a new family of malware  and has been linked to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against bloggers who have written critically of the ruling Communist Party and Chinese mining operations in the country, SecureWorks said. 

From ComputerWorld (Gregg Keizer)
Criminal cybergangs must be harried, hounded and hunted [] until they’re driven out of business, a noted botnet researcher said today as he prepared to pitch a new anti-malware strategy later this week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
“We need a new approach to fighting cybercrime,” said Joe Stewart (right), director of SecureWorks Inc.’s counterthreat unit. “What we’re doing now is not making a significant dent.”  Read the full story []

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