Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Researcher Pressured to Pull 'Conficker' Talk

Jim Finkle writes for Reuters:

Investigators searching for the criminals who infected millions of computers with the notorious Conficker virus are trying to limit access to information about its creators.

The investigators pressured one of the world's leading experts in cybercrime to pull a talk on Conficker's origins and motives of the gang behind the attack. He was due to discuss the topic on Thursday at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, one of the world's top forums for exchanging information on Internet threats

"I was asked not to go into that because of an ongoing investigation," Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer for Internet security firm F-Secure, said in an interview on Wednesday.

He declined to say which agency requested him to pull the talk or explain why they asked him to do so.

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