Archive for the 'interviews' Category

Spammer-X

July 24, 2007

Former spammer Ed who also calls himself Spammer-X (his book) predicts the problem will only get worse, aided by consumers who still buy products and faster broadband speeds. Full article from Computerworld.

Interview with MPack developer

July 23, 2007

Here is the interview with one of the MPack developers. For those of you who don’t know MPack is malware distribution and attack kit sold commercially through underground channels on the Internet.

How do you get the exploits for MPack? Do you buy them?

For our pack, there are two main methods of receiving exploits: The first one is guys sending us any material they find in the wild, bought from others or received from others; the second one is analyzing and improving public reports and PoC (proof-of-concept code).

We sometimes pay for exploits. An average price for a 0-day Internet Explorer flaw is $10,000 in case of good exploitation.”