A man alleged to be the creator of infamous BlackHole exploit kit has been arrested by Russian authorities.
Maarten Boone, a security researcher at Fox-IT, was the first person who broke the news in his tweet saying " Blackhole exploit kit author 'Paunch' and his partners arrested in Russia".
However, there were no more information from Boone. Jerome Segura at MalwareBytes pointed out that the encryption service used by Blackhole (crypt.am) is down.
Troels Oerting, head of the European Cybercrime Centre, an arm of Europol, has confirmed to TechWeekEurope an arrest had been made, the details of which were given to the organization.
“I know it is true, we got some information, but I cannot say anymore,” Oerting told TechWeek.