Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday September 03, 2014

A Google Site Meant to Protect You Is Helping Hackers Attack You

Are you a hacker wanting to test the latest version of your banking trojan? Google has a free tool you can use to make sure your stuff is undetectable. frown

It’s long been suspected that hackers and nation-state spies are using Google’s antivirus site to test their tools before unleashing them on victims. Now Brandon Dixon, an independent security researcher, has caught them in the act, tracking several high-profile hacking groupsآ—including, surprisingly, two well-known nation-state teamsآ—as they used VirusTotal to hone their code and develop their tradecraft.