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Nordicvs VIP Member

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#1 13 years ago

and worms, trojans, yadda yadda--where do they come from? Only recently have I wondered this, other than vague and brief musings here and there, right after getting rid of one. --Are they the work of angry loners, trying to get back at Microsoft for corporate greed and foul play? --Are they created by teams of HaCkeRz as part of some similar plot against MS, or the internet altogether? --Are they made by nerdy anarchists trying to bring down civilization one PC at a time? --Are they the product of actual corporations or government agencies who employ programmers to infect systems only to sell them the cure later? --All of the above? --Some of the above? --None of the above? Your thoughts, please; I'm curious. Cheers ...




Dr.SharK

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#2 13 years ago

I think its lone fools, wanting to earn cash... There was this swedish guy which hacked his way into NASA, just for fun




Truce

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#3 13 years ago

Either of the top two options, I'd guess. They're not very hard to make, anyway, so.




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#4 13 years ago

I'd imagine most of the above have done it at one time in some form or another, but I think most of them come from lone angry/bored dorks.




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#5 13 years ago
TruceEither of the top two options, I'd guess. They're not very hard to make, anyway, so.

Yeah, now they're certainly not difficult. Ten years ago, it took a lot more skill. The idea of software manufacturers seems most plausible (for the majority of really bad ones) for some reason. Could Nortons be one of the biggest creators of these? Should Nordicvs start taking his Lithium? What will happen to our hero in the next installment? Find out after the commerical break...




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#6 13 years ago

Most types of global spreaders are created by loners because they are the only one stupid enough. Most types of mallwares are created by groups to gain profits on basic internet marketing, hits, PR, banners, linking etc. Creditcard frauds, bank phissing and other forms of clearly illegal methods are created by groups of people, modern mafia in some cases.

All are idiots :p




UNDIESRULES

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#7 13 years ago

Idiots with nothing better to do.




NiteStryker

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#8 13 years ago

I find it interesting that move of the worlds major viruses (sasser, netsky, and, aw man, I forgot the name of it but I got that really rampant one about a year ago...it shut down some remote access protocol and made my computer restart, and then when I booted up and logged in, it would do the same thing again, aw man whats the name,....) are created from Europe, more specifially Germany. Seems most of the viruses created in the US are not good enough to spread around the world :lol:

I have Trend Micro antivirus, as well as Ad-Aware and Xsoft Spybot, so my comp is clean.

http://www.trendmicro.com/map/




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#9 13 years ago

I think most of them come from some lone angry dork, or teams of angry dorks with nothing better to do. either way i think they all come from dorks somewhere.




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#10 13 years ago

Blaster, Nite. I like your avatar, BTW. Most viruses are the work of a single person, right back to Worm (which, for those of you too young to remember, brought down about a third of the Internet back in the late '90s). A few are created by teams or groups of people, for whatever reasons. It wouldn't surprise me if the NSA and it's kin have written a virus or two in their time, but I think that'd be the exception rather than the rule. The "infect to sell the cure" idea doesn't really work out. Those situations are usually a hacker trying to extort money for not exploiting a security hole; they don't usually write viruses because it isn't necessary. And of course, the world's best known virus is in fact from a software firm: Microsoft. It's called Windows ;)