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Cybercrooks are selling the source code for the Carberp banking Trojan toolkit through underground forums - at just $5,000 a pop. The sale of the building blocks for the banking Trojan toolkit is a sign of "conflict within the team", according to Andrey Komarov of Russian security firm Group-IB. "Some of the members would …


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  1. Pie

    5Gb seems very large

    Out of interest does anyone know what would get it to be that size?

    1. Frederic Bloggs

      Re: 5Gb seems very large

      Password cracking rainbow tables?

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: 5Gb seems very large

      Probably a spiked version of Debbie Does Dallas XIV with a "click to install" Trojan codec included as a, errr.. proof of concept.

  2. Anonymous Coward

    "Forum user "madeinrm" states that he is offering the source code for sale because someone else using the nickname "batman" had already passed on the source code to a third party, apparently against madeinrm's approval."

    You just can't trust these crooks!

    1. AbelSoul

      Re: You just can't trust these crooks!

      Honour among thieves, etc.

      If it's good enough for Jeffrey Archer.....

  3. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    Can I buy online

    Just put my bank details into their site

  4. Herby Silver badge

    Find a customer?

    Maybe they want to sell to law enforcement at $5k each. Maybe if it gets published, the originators will sure for copyright infringement. Do I need an activation key? Is there any guarantee?

    Big Bux are mine for the taking?

    Ah, if it were so simple. Now if they put their minds to more productive ("How about a nice game of chess?") endeavors they might actually make an honest dollar or two.

    So, I say to a buyer: "A fool and his money are soon parted!".

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The best way to rob a bank

    is to own it.

  6. Robert Helpmann?? Silver badge

    Every Last Drop

    Does this mean that the next generation of malware tools will be coming out soon and this is an attempt to milk this resource for whatever profit can be had from it? Seems likely to me.

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