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Malware writer offers free trojan to hackers ... with one small drawback

Anonymous Coward

Oh dear...

Does their code of conduct allow this? Call up the governance committee!

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No such thing as a free lunch

Honestly, I expected the story to be that the "free" trojan also pwned the machines of the aspiring botnet builders who downloaded it.

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Re: No such thing as a free lunch

Presumably they have nothing worth stealing. Except their botnets.

Would anyone smart enough to acquire money be using free dark web hacking tools? These guys are the intellectual equivalent of lottery players.

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Alien

Re: No such thing as a free lunch

Except their botnets.

"All your bot are belong to us."

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Pirate

Re: No such thing as a free lunch

Hey, a free piece of malware I can use! What could possibly go wrong?

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FAIL

bleugh

I presume that this crap only affects Windows machines. Bad reporting!

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Re: bleugh

What on earth does that have to do with it?

Yes, we know that malware authors tend to write things that target the most popular OS on the planet. we know. I'm not sure how that qualifies as a 'fail' or as bad reporting though, because that is not the story here, and has no bearing on the story.

The story is about scumbags ripping off/misleading other scumbags.

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Re: bleugh

There has been a number of conceptually similar things for Linux, actually.

The most successful one was probably a trojaned SSH exploit that was also a file infector (Virus for Linux! Unpossible!111oneone) and remote backdoor.

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"What on earth does that have to do with it?"

It's always amusing watching the reporter manage to not mention the platform, unless it's Android or Apple.

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If you can't trust shadowy dark-net purveyors of hacking tools

Who can you trust ?

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Re: If you can't trust shadowy dark-net purveyors of hacking tools

"Who can you trust ?"

Politicians

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Satan Says

Play with fire and you shall get burned, or if you are lucky just sizzled .............

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The dark side is strong with this one.

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Elemental?

I suspect you might mean "elementary".

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Once again... more examples showing why script kiddies and lazy people will never rule the world.

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Holmes

No honour amongst thieves - shocking!

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aks

Why on earth are you assuming that this is a super crafty criminal rather than being state-sponsored?

My first assumption is that {pick from the list} is not only using these low-level hackers to spread the toolkit but also building a list of who they are.

Once the toolkit is widespread enough, it will have crept into many dark corners. Why do all the hard work yourself?

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