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Dark Reading Radio: RAT Exterminators

Join us Wednesday, June 25, at 1:00 p.m. ET for a conversation with Adam Meyers, director of intelligence for CrowdStrike.

The US Department of Justice on June 2 announced Operation Tovar, a global collaborative effort to disrupt the GameoverZeuS botnet -- responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in bank theft and fraud. Perhaps more importantly, the operation took aim at the very underpinnings of the cybercrime industry -- the infrastructure criminals use to communicate and manage their ill-gotten gains.

Operation Tovar's plan of attack: Redirect the traffic from the bots so they can't report back to C&C servers, obtain the IP addresses of the infected machines, and share those addresses to help national CERTs and private industry assist victims in removing the GOZeuS malware from their computers.

Authorities said they could disrupt GOZeuS for about two weeks... and that time has now passed.

So... how's it going? In tomorrow's episode of Dark Reading Radio, find out how successful Operation Tovar has been thus far, how cyber criminals have responded, and what happens next.

Join us Wednesday, June 25, at 1:00 p.m. ET for a conversation with Adam Meyers, director of intelligence for CrowdStrike, one of the security companies that played a key part of Operation Tovar. Register now.

Have any questions for Adam you want me to ask? Let me know in the comments below or bring them along with you to the live chat during the radio show, when you can ask him yourself.

Sara Peters is Senior Editor at Dark Reading and formerly the editor-in-chief of Enterprise Efficiency. Prior that she was senior editor for the Computer Security Institute, writing and speaking about virtualization, identity management, cybersecurity law, and a myriad ... View Full Bio
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RyanSepe,
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6/27/2014 | 6:14:21 PM
Re: Fascinating topic
Thanks! I will be sure to give this a listen later.
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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6/27/2014 | 7:52:52 AM
Re: Fascinating topic
Sorry you missed the show, Ryan. But you can revisit any of our Dark Reading radio broadcasts in our show archives and here's the link to the broadcast with Adam Meyers, director of intelligence for CrowdStrike. (It was a good one!)
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RyanSepe,
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6/26/2014 | 10:22:19 PM
Re: Fascinating topic
Was this stored somewhere so I can listen to it now? I have always been a huge advocate of Crowdstrike and some of the amazing products they have. I am really interested in hearing this radio cast in particular. Thanks!
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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6/24/2014 | 3:45:30 PM
Fascinating topic
Sounds like another great show Sara with a great guest. I'm looking forward to hearing the inside scoop from about Operation Tovar from CrowdStrike's Adam Meyers. 
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