Monday, June 27, 2011

LulzSec Release Had Malware?

 A rumor has been circulating that the latest LulzSec release actually had a trojan in it. Well StopMalvertising decided to take a deeper look into the release to see what they could find. What they found was a cracked copy of WinRar. Cracked files are one of the things that commonly make AV programs detect files.

 Cracked files are normally packed by packers that are used commonly by malware. So this is most likely the reason you have seen all the reports of AVs detecting files in the release. Another question this raises is was this file packed by LulzSec or was one of the companies using a cracked copy for the servers? I honestly think the report of the "possible virus" in the release has been discussed more then the actual release itself. 

 I highly recommend you stay away from cracked programs, it hurts the dev and is breaking the law in my opinion.

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