Thursday, July 30, 2009

RBN Attacks Labour Organization

Russian Business Network hackers have targeted the computers of visitors to, a website devoted to women and the labour market in Central and Eastern Europe.

The website is designed to provide Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and particularly gender focused NGOs with up to date information about the economic position of women from the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). It places particular emphasis on the link between the EU enlargement process and the position of CEE women in the labour market.

The RBN is well known for its direct involvement in the sexual exploitation of women and children. The Russian Business Network's efforts to spy on Eastern European labour organizations should be noted by law enforcement. first listed as compromised on June 30th. Google's Safe Browsing application reports that visitors to the site were targeted by malicious software ("resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent") originating at,, and and are operated by well known cyber criminal Raymond Keaton ( Chen Poon, who also acts in tandem with Russian cyber criminals, owns The RBN's malicious software included, but was not limited to, "7 scripting exploits".

- James McQuaid