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  • Oh, and if you could not use stolen credit cards and other peoples account details, that'll be nice....

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  • Brian, I think you need to edit the Twitter handle...

    It's @MalwareTechBlog.

    We don't need to know about your maleware.

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  • Huw3481 wrote:

    Brian, I think you need to edit the Twitter handle...

    It's @MalwareTechBlog.

    We don't need to know about your maleware.

    Thanks chap!  All done!  But I would like to add, my maleware is second to none....

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  • I'd only be interested if it's malewear. I need some new clothes.

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  • And he is the one that found the killswitch on Petya/WannaCry?

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  • brianwhelton wrote:

    Huw3481 wrote:

    Brian, I think you need to edit the Twitter handle...

    It's @MalwareTechBlog.

    We don't need to know about your maleware.

    Thanks chap!  All done!  But I would like to add, my maleware is second to none....

    Correct.  I remember that girl at All Access pointing out to you that it was as close to sod all as made no difference. ;)

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  • dbeato wrote:

    And he is the one that found the killswitch on Petya/WannaCry?

    Yes.

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  • Huw3481 wrote:

    Correct.  I remember that girl at All Access pointing out to you that it was as close to sod all as made no difference. ;)

    "Jiftip" (Google at your own risk)

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  • He is also allegedly the one who created and was selling the Kronos Trojan.  So I'm not sure if I want to send him my money.

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  • Huw3481 wrote:

    dbeato wrote:

    And he is the one that found the killswitch on Petya/WannaCry?

    Yes.

    Wow, I heard of it but that is crazy that he is charged with under the wiretap law.

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  • Juanoflo wrote:

    He is also allegedly the one who created and was selling the Kronos Trojan.  So I'm not sure if I want to send him my money.

    As a security researcher he wrote and released some code, as many security researchers (or hackers if you wish to use that term) do.  There actual writers of the Kronos malware used some his code having modified it.

    Blaming him for the Kronos malware is like blaming Ford when someone takes one of their easily available cars and turns it into a bomb, well Ford did make the car.....

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  • BicycleRiderUSCF wrote:

    "Jiftip" (Google at your own risk) 

    I would like to question what you Google for, or why were you looking for someone along those lines...

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  • Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't he involved in some criminal activities like banking malware of sorts?  Why would anyone contribute to his legal defense? Glad he stopped the WannaCry stuff, but it sounds like he is not so innocent.  I am sure the NSA/FBI will put him to work and he will stay out of jail.

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  • Chris75 wrote:

    Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't he involved in some criminal activities like banking malware of sorts?  Why would anyone contribute to his legal defense? Glad he stopped the WannaCry stuff, but it sounds like he is not so innocent.  I am sure the NSA/FBI will put him to work and he will stay out of jail.

    I answered this above.

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  • I think that the fact that many renown people in the security/hacker community are supporting him and that the EFF are behind him should provide an indication as to the mis-information about him and the Kronos malware.

    Lauri Love and Gary McKinnon didn't get the support the community is providing Martin.

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  • brianwhelton wrote:

    As a security researcher he wrote and released some code, as many security researchers (or hackers if you wish to use that term) do.  There actual writers of the Kronos malware used some his code having modified it.

    Blaming him for the Kronos malware is like blaming Ford when someone takes one of their easily available cars and turns it into a bomb, well Ford did make the car.....

    If I make a poison, clearly intended for the purpose of killing someone, regardless if someone else adds a bit of juice to it to make it taste better, it's still a poison I created.  So the analogy doesn't compare.

    Also, according to the prosecutor (take this as you please),  Dan Cowhig, "He admitted he was the author of the code of Kronos malware and indicated he sold it."

    So, yeah, he's not getting my money (unless he already has).

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  • Juanoflo wrote:

    If I make a poison, clearly intended for the purpose of killing someone, regardless if someone else adds a bit of juice to it to make it taste better, it's still a poison I created.  So the analogy doesn't compare.

    Also, according to the prosecutor (take this as you please),  Dan Cowhig, "He admitted he was the author of the code of Kronos malware and indicated he sold it." 

    So, yeah, he's not getting my money (unless he already has).

    You can weaponize any bit of code, most simply by changing a path to an executable, what he said, in the 24 hours after being arrested and without being given access to legal representation (indeed, the FBI would not tell anyone where he was being held) was that he had written the initial code that was later weaponized by the writers of Kronos.  

    The prosecutor also asked for bailed to refused as he had recently visited a gun range (one frequented by and aimed at tourists in Las Vegas), luckily the judge saw through that.  To be honest, I don't think the prosecutor was on his side and may have said things which had only elements of truth to discredit him.

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