‘Iraqi Resistance’ Gang Responsible For ‘Here You Have’ Malware - Pandalabs
According to PandaLabs the security company, a group of hackers claiming its name as "Iraqi Resistance" is possibly responsible for a virus dubbed "Here you have" that first emerged in August 2010.
It is reported that the group replied to queries that were dispatched to one electronic mail id in connection with the "Here you have" virus that on early September 9, 2010 briefly contributed to approximately 10% of the total e-mail junk.
In the meantime, in one film that 'Iraqi Resistance' designed and posted on YouTube on September 12, 2010, someone explains why this hacker gang developed as well as spread the worm that PandaLabs identifies as W32/Visal.A.worm.
The person, a lady explains that the hacker gang developed the PC worm primarily to attack USA with 2 motives. One, for observing the 9/11 blasts and two, for commanding honor for Islam, citing Terry Jones the pastor's threat for setting fire to the holy Koran on September 11, 2010.
Stated the hacker, the virus' development was simply a means to make people hear him. Infosecurity-us.com reported this on September 13, 2010.
The hacker further summoned visitors to the film through a computerized recording to listen to him regarding the motives for the September 9 worm, which disrupted Google, Coca-Cola, NASA and plenty of U.S companies. Thus, the computerized voice said that there was no right for the U.S to raid the Islam people and grab their oil in so-called exchange of nuclear arsenals.
Fascinatingly, the film as well exhibits a map of Andalusia, Spain in an image that's static, together with an emblem and photograph, apparently those of the gang.
Remarking about this whole episode, Technical Director Luis Corrons of PandaLabs stated that his organization had passed on its knowledge about the problem to the Digital Crime Unit of the Spanish Civil Guard for their own probe. Indications were there that the gang behind the virus was probably based in Spain as seemed not only from the YouTube presented information, but also from the script of the virus itself, Corrons added. Net-security.org published the director's statement on September 13, 2010.
Related article: “Loopholes did not cause online banking thefts”: ICBC
» SPAMfighter News - 22-09-2010