posted on Jun, 14 2004 @ 02:45 AM
As far as the government-releasing Virus I don’t really think they do but I have been in the presence of some of the people that create or just rework
a virus/Trojans a little as you would understand the term for example Teekid (use google ) and have seen the work that goes in to them. It’s a whole
subculture that sits on irc and discusses the various methods of making a virus / Trojan. I have personally witnessed some Av spies (people who work
for anti virus company’s) as we call them becoming trusted members of out community and helping out young coders with their projects. The main people
that sit back and help coders release their “products” are the AV company’s themselves so they will have the “cure “ before there competitors.
I have moderated forums that deal with servicing the needs of the this community and still do and the number of people that I have caught as Av spies
though they for example forgetting to come in thought http proxy is quite a lot, and a good many of them actively help people code and encourage them
to release ever more dangerous products to the public which is a disgrace.
[edit on 14-6-2004 by dwh0]