Russian hacker gang vanishes again, day after moving to China

Tuesday, 13 November 2007, 10:56 AM EST

The shadowy hacker and malware hosting network that only recently fled Russia to set up operations in China has now pulled the plug there and vanished yet again, researchers said late Friday.

The latest disappearing act of the Russian Business Network (RBN) has left researchers scratching their heads. "Where have they gone, that's the question," said an analyst at VeriSign's iDefense Labs unit who wanted to remain anonymous, leery of retribution from the gang. "What's really interesting is how fast they shut everything down."

At Computerworld.

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