The world of information technology is changing rapidly. So much so that – now you can get your hands on a service that offers creating ransomware to commission based returns on jacked machines. Yes, that’s true.
Here’s an excerpt from an ‘underground’ forum:
“Satan is a free to use ransomware kit, you only need to register on the site to start making your viruses. Satan only requires a user name and password to create an account, althrough, if you wish, you can set a public key for two-factor authentication.
Satan has a initial fee of 30% over the victim’s payment, however, this fee will get lower as you get more infections and payments. All of the user transactions are covered by the server, you’ll always get what the victim paid, minus the fee of course.
When creating your malware you can specify the ransom value (in bitcoins), a multiplier for the ransom after X days have passed, the number of days after the multiplier takes place, a private note so you can keep track of your victims.
Satan is free. You just have to register on the site.
Satan is very easy to deploy, you can create your ransomware in less than a minute.
Satan uses TOR and Bitcoin for anonymity.
Satan’s executable is only 170kb.
If english is not your first language or you speak a second language you can translate the ransom notes to help your victims understand better what is happening.
In case you’re looking for a way to spread the ransomware, there is a droppers page, where you can generate a crude code for a Microsoft Word macro and CHM file.
If you have any problem with the ransomware, you can report it using the leftmost button on the malwares table. The middle blue button is used to update the malware to a newer version, if available, and the green one is used to edit your malware configuration.”
All in all – this is a big step forward in luring in and incubating talent pertinent to ‘Anti-Security’ professionals aka. hackers, attackers, and the list goes on.
The the humorous part is that – the way this has been publicized; it’s much much better than any security vendors’ product or service offering in terms of marketing the packaged product. An its an excellent business model for the provider as it fuels not just their current investment however, also takes it a notch up and adds to the revenue from the exploits to next iteration of R&D.