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Windows 7: Symantec: 'Blackshades' malware still being sold

27 Nov 2013   #1
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Symantec: 'Blackshades' malware still being sold

Cybercriminals are increasingly using the “Blackshades” malware program whose source code was leaked three years ago, according to an analysis by Symantec.

Blackshades, which Symantec identifies as “W32.Shadesrat,” has been infecting more Microsoft Windows computers and is being controlled by hundreds of command-and-control servers worldwide, which deliver instructions and receive information, wrote Santiago Cortes, a security response engineer at Symantec, in a blog post.

Blackshades is a remote access tool (RAT) that collects usernames and passwords for email and Web services, instant messaging applications, FTP clients and more. It has been sold on underground forums since at least 2010.

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27 Nov 2013   #2
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I bet the jerks that got convicted won't get 12 mo. in jail.
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