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Offline polonus

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Who is the generic virus writer.
« on: June 10, 2005, 11:20:42 AM »
Hi forum members,

Who is the man or woman behind the generic worm or virus?Who is he or she? Does he or she respond to the typical characteristics the virus writer goes by? No way. He has a girl-friend, she a boy-friend. Not all are in there for the money, some for the kick or the intellectual challenge of writing virus, and they well know their activities are illegal. Some like in Russia only get fines 50 bucks.  Read more in this study: http://www.research.ibm.com/antivirus/SciPapers/Gordon/GenericVirusWriter.html
What do you think. Is it good to know them? Would you offer them a job in AV, like the Benny character for a Prague software company? Does anyone know are the people behind Ganga 29A (the virus writers club which translates hexadecimal to 666)? Stay clear of virus or worms!!

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polonus
« Last Edit: June 10, 2005, 11:24:01 AM by polonus »
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Re: Who is the generic virus writer.
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2005, 11:33:44 AM »


Yes I think it would be very advantageous to know who all the "crapware" writers are  ;D ;D

As we could then super glue their fingers to their already super glued keyboards ;)

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Re: Who is the generic virus writer.
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2005, 11:43:37 AM »
Occasionally they visit this site: you could ask stmdk who posted in this thread:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=13573.msg116171#msg116171
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