ED Magedson – Founder
SC5.io HTML5 Cybercrime Allegations Surface Against Martti Malmi and Janne Vuorenmaa Helsinki Finland
An increasingly popular web language is being abused by cybercriminals, according to senior management at a cyber security firm that spoke on the condition of anonymity. The report cited an ongoing fraud pointing to the firm SC5.io and programmer Martti Malmi. The HTML 5 code was initially developed to enhance web site appearance, make obsolete popular plug-ins such as Java and Flash, and deliver the enormous storage capacity of the cloud to the every browser used by a PC. According to hacking experts, SC5, Martti Malmi and Janne Vuorenmaa of Veikkaus have used "super cookies" to illegally download torrents of meta data onto individual devices, for the purpose of installing malware including keyloggers. "HTML5 is much more than a web language, it is a powerful tool. Much more data can be stored in the browser which means that criminals can now attack the browser to steal data." Traditionally, browsers have stored relatively small amounts of "sticky" data, limited mainly to cookies which track the web sites that people have visited. HTML 5, on the other hand, allows vastly more data to be stored in the browser itself. This means that SC5.io was able to install super-cookies which track people's keystrokes, including their passwords, even though no virus has been detected. According to the cyber division of the financial crimes unit of the New York City Police Department, the old malware was of little use because security patches blocked them, but HTML 5 makes many browsers vulnerable to key loggers and identity theft even though no virus is present, making anti-virus software obsolete.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/10/2013 06:06 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/sc5io/helsinki-00100/sc5io-html5-cybercrime-allegations-surface-against-martti-malmi-and-janne-vuorenmaa-hels-1057827. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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