Botnet operators are using a domain-generation algorithm to conceal their command-and-control center. And once they knew security researchers were on to their tricks, they got even slicker.
The sentences range from 20 to 32 months, with none of the defendants likely to serve the full time. There has been no formal request to extradite the U.K. men to the United States to face charges here.
Their crimes include hacking and launching DDoS attacks against high-profile organizations such as the CIA, the U.K.'s Serious Organised Crime Agency, Sony and Nintendo.
Security experts hope information gleaned by this probe into two affected processors could protect others in the financial industry.
In this video, Alex Doll, CEO at OneID, discusses the effectiveness of two-factor authentication in the enterprise.