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Crackers test malware before launching it

Sapo opens laboratory at the University of Aveiro

Gone are the days when the computer experts behind the malware circulating on the Internet wanted fame and media coverage. Today the priority goes to the description and effectiveness of actions. The conclusion is of PandaLabs that detects movements that indicate a growing concern of these groups in testing their creations, before launching them on the Internet.

The security company’s laboratories carried out an investigation where they were able to demonstrate «that cybercriminals are collaborating on various forums and pages with the aim of developing test tools that replicate the analysis of some of the main security solutions», assures the company in a statement.

The main purpose of these preliminary tests is to ensure that when it is released, the malware it is not detected by the security solutions of the main manufacturers in the market. The tool detected in the investigation, says Panda, is very similar to a legitimate tool from Hispasec, the Total Virus.

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