Neustar’s Rodney Joffe Receives Prestigious FBI Director’s Award

  Neustar’s Rodney Joffe Receives Prestigious FBI Director’s Award

  Honor Highlights the Growing Collaboration Between the Private and Public
                         Sector During Investigations

Business Wire

STERLING, Va. -- October 29, 2013

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time
information and analysis, today announced that Senior Vice President and
Fellow Rodney Joffe received the 2013 FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding
Cyber Investigation given his role in uncovering and dismantling the Butterfly
Botnet, one of the largest botnet rings in the world. Joffe is one of fifteen
individuals to receive the FBI Director’s Award for this case. The awards are
the highest honor FBI employees may receive and recognize outstanding
contributions and exceptional service to the FBI and its mission.

“It is a true privilege to receive a distinguished honor usually reserved for
members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” said Joffe. “I believe that
our work on the Butterfly Botnet case is indicative of the good that can come
out of closer private/public sector interaction during these types of
investigations. This is the first time members of the private sector have been
given a Director’s Award for Outstanding Cyber Investigation, and I hope that
it is a sign of many future successes to come.”

Through groundbreaking techniques and strong collaboration between a team
comprised of private and public sector professionals, the creator, operators
and users of the Butterfly Botnet malware were apprehended. The investigation
spanned 32 countries and has resulted in 55 arrests and/or searches to date. A
number of botnet variants were dismantled during the investigation, including
the Mariposa, which was responsible for infecting more than eight million

“The team involved in the Butterfly Botnet case spanned many countries with a
vast array of technological disciplines. It was this combination of skills
that helped dismantle one of the largest botnets in the world,” the FBI said
in a statement. “Their efforts were key to the success of this investigation,
and they are well-deserving of the Director’s Award.”

About Neustar

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time
information and analysis to the communications services, financial services,
retail, and media and advertising sectors. Neustar applies its advanced,
secure technologies to help its clients promote and protect their businesses.
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