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Malware-as-a-service Simplifies Launching Cyber-attacks

PC Magazine – (International) Malware-as-a-service simplifies launching cyber-attacks. Enterprising criminals are offering tools for crafting malicious campaigns, malware hosting, and command and control infrastructure as software-as-aservice, a research engineer at AlienVault said June 22. Called Capfire4, the service provides cyber-criminals who may not have the technical know-how all the necessary skills and knowledge needed to launch a cyberattack. With this cloud service, “clients” pay to access a Web portal where they can generate personalized trojans, manage and control the victims’ systems infected with their malware, and host their own malicious samples, according to the engineer. The portal is promoted as a service to remote control computers and “recover passwords,” he said.


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Written by Ali Loney

Ali Loney is a Senior UX Designer at Walmart Labs. She is based in Canada and was the former Graphic Designer at Sonatype.