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Malware writers using copy protection

Unread postby Haider » January 21st, 2011, 3:55 am

Malware writers are lifting anti-piracy technology embedded in some of the world's most popular software to protect their own work, according to Symantec

The antivirus company said writers of complex malware toolkits can embed measures to prevent users from stealing their work. "They are using the same Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology as major software," said Craig Scroggie, managing director of Symantec Pacific. "They will build their own DRM, steal it from the big names or cobble it together"

Most would-be buyers of the toolkits lack the technical understanding to reverse-engineer the DRM measures. The price of a malware toolkit has risen substantially, Scroggie said, from about $15 in 2006 to more than $8000 today. "The premium is because of the success rate," Scroggie said.

For more on this story, read Malware toolkits guarded with stolen DRM on ZDNet Australia
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Re: Malware writers using copy protection

Unread postby turtledove » January 21st, 2011, 4:17 am

Oh joy... just what we need...Not

Thanks for the link:)
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Re: Malware writers using copy protection

Unread postby Alander » January 27th, 2011, 5:38 am

the malware writers are getting more and more "cleverer"..

removing them gonna be a pain

thanks for the read
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Re: Malware writers using copy protection

Unread postby wildman424 » January 27th, 2011, 2:13 pm

there makeshift stolen DRM technology can be cracked, just more freaking work for us researchers :x
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Re: Malware writers using copy protection

Unread postby turtledove » January 27th, 2011, 3:12 pm

Alander wrote:the malware writers are getting more and more "cleverer"..

removing them gonna be a pain



We will get them, we have our ways... :twisted:
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