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October 14th, 2011

Communicative malware writers

Do you remember Mystic compressor and its “shouts” to the world, especially to Sunbelt guys? I hope so, but just in case – here’s one screenshot:

greetings to Sunbelt

And now we’ve got a kind of response also from Morphex authors :-)

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December 20th, 2010

Malware: It’s all in the gift-wrapping

There is a market for gift-wrapping services in cyberspace – especially for malware.

There are thousands of malware variants out in cyberspace, including the well-known Alureon, Koobface, FakeAV, and Zeus. Behind this myriad assortment is a surprisingly small group of packers with the task of slipping malware past antivirus programs. These packers can generate an almost unlimited number of unique instances of a single underlying malware binary. And what is good news for the bad guys – and rather bad news for the rest of us – is that these software packages make malware more accessible to the more “average” cybercriminal.

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