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IDG News Service: Ukraine shuts down forum for malware writers

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March 30, 2012, 8:02 a.m. |
Ukrainian authorities have shut down a long-running forum that was used to trade tips on writing malicious software, a sign the country's law enforcement may be watching hackers more closely. Administrators for the forum, VX Heavens, wrote that its servers were seized on March 23 for allegedly creating and intending to sell malicious software programs, a violation of Ukraine's criminal code. The website called the accusation "absurd" but said it couldn't offer services with the pending court case.

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