back to article Shopping for malware: $260 gets you a password stealer. $90 for a crypto-miner...

A Tor-hidden website dubbed the Eternity Project is offering a toolkit of malware, including ransomware, worms, and – coming soon – distributed denial-of-service programs, at low prices. According to researchers at cyber-intelligence outfit Cyble, the Eternity site's operators also have a channel on Telegram, where they …

  1. General Purpose Silver badge

    Microsoft consequences

    "We suspect the developer behind the Eternity project is leveraging code from the existing GitHub repository ... the Jester Stealer could also be rebranded from this particular Github project,"

    When they bought Github, Microsoft said they'd keep it an open platform. Are they under pressure from US or EU regulators / legislators to change that?

  2. vtcodger Silver badge

    Surprise !!!

    How do I know that the $90 remote cryptominer I bought from these fine folks isn't going to encrypt my disk and tell me that I have until Tuesday next to come up with 10.0 bitcoin if I expect to ever see my data alive again? It's not like they appear to be paragons of honesty and integrity. Maybe they are like vampires. Invite them in and you have a problem.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: Surprise !!!

      I suspect they have decided it's less risky and more profitable in the long run to sell shovels than to mine gold.

      1. sreynolds Bronze badge

        Re: Surprise !!!

        Yeah one reason why not to use password software. Just paper and a safe.

    2. Mayday
      Pirate

      Re: Surprise !!!

      You are right. You don’t know. Presumably a “customer” wouldn’t be using their production environment for these activities though.

  3. Potemkine! Silver badge

    The pure beauty of unregulated capitalism.

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