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U.S. Attorney: Cyber spying software bust nets scores of suspects

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Just hours after announcing an indictment against Chinese nationals over alleged cyber espionage, U.S. officials said they had carried out a second case involving cyber spying. At a news conference in New York, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, said law enforcement agencies "exposed and crippled a frightening form of cyber crime, affecting hundreds of thousands of computer users around the world." Bharara said the operation's target was an organization known as Blackshades, which created and sold a program known as the remote access tool, or RAT for short. "For just $40, the Blackshades RAT enabled anyone around the world to instantly become a dangerous cyber criminal, able to steal your property and invade your privacy," Bharara said. Bharara said the software allowed users to intrude on victims' privacy, log keystrokes on victim's computers, seize files on compromised computers, and hold

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