Hackers code bespoke zero day malware to order


Russian security company Kaspersky Labs says it has discovered a worrying phenomenon that emerged in the wake of Microsoft’s security gaffe over the .wmf exploit at the end of last year: the tailoring and sale of zero day malware for a specific market.

Kaspersky claims that exploits for the .wmf vulnerability that emerged over Christmas were being developed specifically for the Russian market, away from the eyes of security companies.

“Around the middle of December, this exploit could be bought from a number of specialised sites,” the company said. Hackers code bespoke zero day malware to order - WhatPC?

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