Canada Charges Its “Most Prolific Cybercriminal”

Brian Krebs fleshes out more about Matthew Philbert, the Canadian man arrested in Canada and charged in both the U.S. and Canada with a number of cybercrimes. Once again, Krebs provides a great example of solid research.

Read his report at KrebsOnSecurity.

Interestingly, Krebs ends his article with a comment that tends to agree with what Vinny Troia has been claiming — that Canadian law enforcement has not been aggressive or cooperative in investigating and prosecuting cybercriminals. Brian writes:

One final observation about the Philbert indictment: It’s good to see the Canadian authorities working closely with the FBI on important cybercrime cases. Indeed, this investigation is remarkable for that fact alone. For years I’ve been wondering aloud why more American cybercriminals don’t just move to Canada, because historically there has been almost no probability that they will ever get caught — let alone prosecuted there. With any luck, this case will be the start of something new.

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