Tuesday, October 16, 2007
MPack and IcePack Localized to Chinese
It is logical to consider the possibility that once a malware author starts evaluating the benefits out of releasing a malware in an open source form, malware exploitation kits can also build communities around them. Since August, 2007, Chinese hacking groups can freely enjoy "the benefits" of IcePack's and MPack's malicious economies of scale attacking approach in the combination of a brain-damaging Keep It Simple Stupid exploitation tactic in the form of serving exploit URLs, which get automatically embedded via a web application bug, or via automated remote file inclusion enabled web site.
By ensuring that the market segment for malware in this case, has many participants and is not concentrated and operated by a few over-performing groups is a highly beneficial from the perspective of the most skilled and advanced groups continuing their operations in between the noise generated by the rest of market challengers. Now Playing in Cyberspace - "The Revenge of the Chinese Script Kiddies".
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