Velcroman1 writes: Pity the criminal mastermind. After all, he's a victim too, reports FoxNews.com. Despite the sophisticated DRM baked into the Zeus bot to protect it from theft, that's exactly what has happened. "Zeus is actually being pirated, so you can get all the versions for free," Roel Schouwenberg, senior anti-virus researcher with security software firm Kaspersky Labs. "They introduced a hardware-based activation process similar to Windows activation, to make sure only one purchased copy of the ZeuS kit — the kit that produces malware — can run on one computer," said Sergei Shevchenko, senior malware analyst for security software company PC Tools. An interesting look at the state of the art in malware...
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