Crimeware Author Funds Exploit Buying Spree — Krebs on Security
The author of Blackhole, an exploit kit that booby-traps hacked Web sites to serve malware, has done so well for himself renting his creation to miscreants that the software has emerged as perhaps the most notorious and ubiquitous crimeware product in the Underweb. Recently, however, the author has begun buying up custom exploits to bundle into a far more closely-held and expensive exploit pack, one that appears to be fueling a wave of increasingly destructive online extortion schemes.An exploit pack is a software toolkit that gets injected into hacked or malicious sites, allowing the attacker to foist a kitchen sink full of browser exploits
What the influencers are saying
Crimeware gang,"We are setting aside a $100K budget to purchase browser and browser plug-in vulns" http://t.co/lHvGxiLb < uh oh
The author of the Blackhole exploit kit is funding a $100,000 exploit buying spree. His "Cool" kit costs a cool $10k/mo http://t.co/jsQ4ZpVl
RT @jeremiahg: Crimeware gang,"We are setting aside a $100K budget to purchase browser and browser plug-in vulns" http://t.co/lHvGxiLb & ...