The New York Times has identified five people suspected of being responsible for developing the Koobface botnet.

"All five suspects are Russians nationals resident in the St Petersburg area," writes The Register's John Leyden.

"Facebook security boss Joe Sullivan wrote on the social networking site: 'This NY Times article highlights how hard it is for police to take action against cross-border cyber criminals. Facebook fought back hard against this gang and was able to get them to stop attacking Facebook users. According to the story, they are still out there targeting other websites,'" Leyden writes.

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