posted on May, 4 2013 @ 09:29 PM
Originally posted by Djdoubt03
A new virus has been cataloged, and it appears to be planting and distributing child pornography files. Hackers? No. The government is
planting child porn on your computer, or so an alert published today indicates.
Before It’s News has interviewed a person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, that has been a victim of the virus implantation. The person was
engaged in journalistic exposure of political corruption, and suddenly police appeared on his doorstep with a search warrant....
link for the full news article)
First, BIN is a tabloid and frankly makes up a lot of the news on the page. Second (speaking as a former computer geek), the story is just plain
ESET Virus Radar has recognized the virus, and calls it Win32/MoliVampire.
Win32 is the API for the old versions of Windows...Windows 3.1, Windows 3.11, etc.
Let me translate the headlines into standard English:
OMG!!!! RUN!!!!! THE GOVERNMENT HAS A MEGA-UNDETECTABLE VIRUS THAT WILL GRAB YOUR WINDOWS 95 SYSTEM/WINDOWS NT AND DOWNLOAD EVIL FILES!!!!
a) detecting infections and trojans for Win32 systems is easy
b) while botnets exist (which is sort of what's being described), your ISPs and your firewalls generally block them and alert you if strange things
c) releasing a virus into the wild is unwise... you can't control your targets. If you're setting up computers with viruses, you plant it
d) writing a virus for systems that are not current is beyond silly.
e) there's no mention of this on the Black Hat Security or White Hat Security sites... and believe me, they would be screaming bloody murder. You'd
hear about it all over the Internet and through the major virus sites (because they would be making money on the removal software.)