Ready-made software for DDoS-attacks selling inept hackers

Symantec reports on sales in Russia are ready distributions Zemra, intended for the organization of DDoS-attacks. Antivirus experts believe that sales can be targeted to low-skilled hackers, because the Web source code is available Zemra.


In Russia, it became possible to purchase ready-Russified software for organizing DDoS-attacks. It was informed of the domestic company Symantec.


The finished product, defined as the Symantec antivirus tools Backdoor.Zemra, intended for DDoS-attacks to various organizations for the purpose of extortion, writing specialists. Localized for Russia Zemra version can be purchased at specialized hacker forums in May 2012 for 100 euros, reports safe.cnews.ru .



It should be noted that Zemra - is not the first malicious software ready for the organization of DDoS-attacks, offered in Russia. Thus, an expert on information security Symantec Zerenkov Andrew recalls the existence of its analogs: Zeus and SpyEye. However, he notes, Zemra provides more functionality than with them.


In addition, he says, it is important to note the intensification of malicious software sales in Russia: "We are seeing a typical attempt to expand the market." So far, virus writers have paid much less attention to communication with their Russian-speaking users.


Interestingly, the analysts "Kaspersky Lab" did not insist on the uniqueness of software Zemra. Leading anti-virus expert "laboratories" and Sergey Golovanov says that sales have already appeared ready Russified tools for organizing DDoS-attacks. It was the least popular at the time BlackEnergy (about 2006-2007). BlackEnergy and 2 (2009-2010.). At public forums attackers can still find the posts on this topic, says Golovanov.