Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:42 PM
I think I'm an ok programmer who knows a bit about boot processes and Windows stuff.
I will write a computer virus for Windows so that every time the user tries to visit any web-page, they'll be redirected to a new "anti-virus" web-page. The virus will also pop up messages in the system tray that the computer has been infected and if they click the message, it will take them to the same "anti-virus" web-page. The virus will hide all icons on the desktop so the user is annoyed and takes notice that they really do have a virus. The virus will disable the usual counter-measures for troubleshooting such as Task Manager, Process Explorer, cmd.exe.
To flex the BIOS muscles of my brain, I can also write a pre-OS virus which will be a contiguous file that installs for itself a partition entry in the MBR. Every 3 out of 4 boots, it will tell the user they have a virus, then the 4th boot will actually let them boot the OS so they can get to the "anti-virus" web-page.
The Windows virus should probably also let the users access the web-sites of known financial institutions, and it will key-log anything they do there. These logs can be sent to IRC for anonymous collection.
I will take the .ISOs of popular software and re-compile the .ISOs to include these viruses. Then I will distribute the .ISOs via the BitTorrent protocol. Pretty soon, people will re-distribute the .ISOs and the virus will spread just as easily as the greedy people who do not want to pay for software! Well if they don't want to pay for software... They can pay me less money to "fix" their virus!
The "anti-virus" web-page will offer a product for sale or for a monthly fee. When they pay, they install a very simple program that looks very convincingly like a professional product, except that my English isn't that great, so there might be some typos. Hopefully the stupid user doesn't care/notice. The "anti-virus" program will disable the "bad things" that the original virus does, until the user uninstalls the "anti-virus" or stops paying.
Now, here's where you come in!...
If you want to make some money from this, you can help to redistribute the .ISOs! I will give you an .ISO where the virus inside has a code in it. When the user buys the "anti-virus," the program will check for this code and you will make a percentage of the sale if your code was found! Or you can take the custom-code virus and make your own .ISOs and share them with the world!
How many uninformed users do you think would be susceptible to this? If we can make even a one-time $10 for 1,000 people out of 6 billion, that's $10,000!
Do you think this is an original idea?
Disclaimer: This post should be clearly perceived as a theory for what actually happens in the world today, by warez goonz. It could be totally wrong. But please do not act out this information or become a warez goon, yourself. Writing viruses and distributing copyrighted material(s) without license may be punishable by law, where you live.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:01 PM
Yep. Used to be that way for a long time with scareware.
It's just that you might be missing out on the new trends. Right now the grass is greener on the Android side.
The modus operandis is actually simpler than in Windows. Buy an Android app that costs enough money (say 5 USD) and that people will look for on the torrent sites. Unzip the apk, add a new class that runs first your code and then runs the original app. Pack it up, share on torrent sites.
To install apps outside of the play market, you need to allow non-market apps to be installed on the settings. To install a torrent client, you already need to have this setting disabled if you want to access the juicy features.
From there on, you grab full control of the device. The ratio of Android machines with efficient defenses is far lower than the mature Windows platform and users are even less worried about these things. Cellphones are toys with email access that sometimes make calls.
From there forward, rinse and repeat the same strategy applied for Windows users in the old days.
Unfortunately, this happens today. Not many folks care to install an antivirus on their phones.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:05 PM
I Think there is some virus like this already(not exactly)
SmithFraud or something
But what happens is that if there is someone got a virus thy take there PC to a PC repair shop to fix
No one pays for things online that is seems warez like, if the PC dose not work We get it...
I think ALL software should be Open Source and FREE
Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:23 PM
I made a virus a long time ago that works on windows XP
This thing learned me how a virus would actually work
And it got me into CMD scripting
Its written in windows CMD
-It disables RUN,Msconfig,Regedit,
-ramps up the CPU to MAX
-Plants itself onto a flash drives HDD's basically any RW device it can find
The last version i think it was VER 3.5
Was made for network sharing (pre SP2)
A user would click on a EXE Hiden under a Folder Icon with the name "PORN" then his pc would Restart
A share is created With the EXE Called "PORN" and it would create a backdoor(only using Windows sharing)That could allow me to control the PC
Shutdown,move the mouse ect..
I did not work on it since then, nor opened it to the public
I always wondered what havoc it could do...
but its now too late for that
PM me if you want to Test it...(You need XP SP0)
Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:21 PM
Did you catch one of those or what brought this on?
Unfortunately, this happens today. Not many folks care to install an antivirus on their phones.Sure, why should they install anti-virus software? It's a phone not a computer!!!
Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:38 PM
It's a phone not a computer!!!
As rare as this can be, I completely agree with you on that view.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:25 PM
Sure, why should they install anti-virus software? It's a phone not a computer!!!I have an android 4.0 tablet. It is a computer, and not a phone.
It is connected to my network with WLAN.
And I have AVAST antivir installed as well as on my samsung android 2.x phone.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:35 PM
Did you catch one of those or what brought this on?No, I didn't. I sometimes take it for granted that people generally recognize that there's no such thing as a free lunch. This is wrong. Some people really don't understand the risks involved with "pirated software." (Nevermind any moral discussion, which can be difficult to have.) I wanted something I could point them to and simply say "check out these ideas!" Maybe reading an "attacker" perspective can dissolve some naivety. Maybe not.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:01 PM
Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:03 PM
Maybe reading an "attacker" perspective can dissolve some naivety. Maybe not.
Naaah, what you wrote is not l337, nor c001, no way a kid will go all the way through it.
(you are making the wrong assumption that "some people" will actually READ what you wrote, this won't simply happen, really nice try , but I am afraid ultimately an exercise in futility )
Why don't you make a video of it?
I safeguard my old cell phones.
I actually use them, they are anagraphically old, but still going strong . (and I got no virus on any of them yet )
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