[funsec] NSA Writes More Potent Malware Than Hackers
fergdawg at netzero.net
Fri Sep 28 12:40:07 CDT 2007
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Via The Register.
A project aimed at developing defences against malware that attacks
unpatched vulnerabilities involved tests on samples developed by the NSA.
The ultra-secretive US spy agency supplied network testing firm Iometrix
with eight worms as part of its plans to develop what it describes as the
industry's first Zero-day Attack Test Platform.
Richard Dagnell, VP of sales and marketing at Iometrix, said the six month
project also featured tests involving two worm samples developed by a
convicted hacker. The potency of the malware supplied by the NSA far
exceeded that created by the hacker.
- - ferg
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