Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Mirai Hackers' Sentence Includes No Jail Time
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
jcavery
100%
0%
jcavery,
User Rank: Moderator
9/20/2018 | 9:08:05 AM
Re: Slap on the Wrist
I agree with you wfish, I am tired of seeing the bad guys thrust into the spotlight only to become heroes and write books about their "dark past" and make even more money later on as "bad guys turned good". What about the people who never had to break the law to know they were good at what they do? We need to be careful with how we are handling these types of people as you said, it only encourages future generations and makes them conifdent that even if they get caught, they can just flip and work the other angle and still get paid. Criminals aren't the only ones who understand how botnets work.
wfishburne
100%
0%
wfishburne,
User Rank: Strategist
9/19/2018 | 4:54:22 PM
Slap on the Wrist
I don't care how much help they gave the government. No "assistance" they give will provide restitution to the victims of their malware. All this does is encoruage more malware authors since they have the "Get Out of Jail Free" card of working for the FBI. These guys will also get high paying security jobs for their attacks on other people's equipment, when hard working white hats have to bust their asses to get them. It's so frustrating. There is no justice for the victims when the criminals face no real punishment. Thanks Justice Department, now everybody loses.


Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
The State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
In this report learn how enterprises are building their incident response teams and processes, how they research potential compromises, how they respond to new breaches, and what tools and processes they use to remediate problems and improve their cyber defenses for the future.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-34432
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-27
In Eclipse Mosquitto versions 2.07 and earlier, the server will crash if the client tries to send a PUBLISH packet with topic length = 0.
CVE-2021-20399
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-27
IBM Qradar SIEM 7.3.0 to 7.3.3 Patch 8 and 7.4.0 to 7.4.3 GA is vulnerable to an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose sensitive information or consume memory resources. IBM X-Force ID: 196073.
CVE-2021-20562
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-27
IBM Sterling B2B Integrator Standard Edition 5.2.0.0 through 5.2.6.5_3 and 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.2 vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclos...
CVE-2020-18428
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-26
tinyexr commit 0.9.5 was discovered to contain an array index error in the tinyexr::SaveEXR component, which can lead to a denial of service (DOS).
CVE-2020-18430
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-26
tinyexr 0.9.5 was discovered to contain an array index error in the tinyexr::DecodeEXRImage component, which can lead to a denial of service (DOS).