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Chinese hackers advertise made-to-order virus service, prices range from USD 12-24

Rising, one of China’s leading anti-virus software firms, recently discovered that Chinese hackers had opened a new website offering a made-to-order virus service, Rising PR official Lu Lan told Interfax. Although it is not uncommon for hackers to custom make viruses for a price, such services have never before been advertised so openly. This newly discovered website contains a scrolling advertisement that offers to create a new virus capable of bypassing security systems for RMB 100-200 (USD 12.08-24.15). Lu explained, however, that the hackers were not creating new virus, but were instead actually upgrading existing viruses so that they would be capable of sidestepping anti-virus applications. The advertisement asks interested parties to contact the hackers via their QQ instant messaging service account. Full Story

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