Stolen Data Points Collected in Billions by a Mysterious Custom Malware.
Researchers discovered a 1.2 TB database of stolen data that was extracted from 3.2 million Windows computers using unknown custom malware within two years. The information seized included 6.6 million files and 26 million credentials, as well as 2 billion Web login cookies, of which 400 million were still valid when the database was discovered. “The truth is, anyone can get their hands on custom malware. It’s cheap, customizable, and can be found all over the web,” the firm said in a Wednesday posting. “Dark Web ads for these viruses uncover even more truth about this market. For instance, anyone can get their own custom malware and even lessons on how to use the stolen data for as little as $100. And custom does mean custom – advertisers promise that they can build a virus to attack virtually any app the buyer needs.” Continue Reading