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Source code for Carberp financial malware is for sale at a very low price, researchers say

IDG News Service — The source code for the Carberp banking Trojan program is being offered for sale on the underground market at a very affordable price, which could result in additional Carberp-based financial malware being developed in the future, according to researchers from Russian cybercrime investigations firm Group-IB.

A person believed to be a member of the Carberp gang announced on an underground forum that he’s willing to sell the source code for the Trojan program and its additional components for $5,000, Andrey Komarov, Group-IB’s head of international projects, said Tuesday via email.

That’s a very low price, considering that earlier this year the Carberp gang was offering the builder application that can be used to generate customized copies of the Trojan program for $40,000. Compiled-to-order variants of the malware were also being offered on a monthly subscription-based model with prices ranging between $2,000 and $10,000 depending on the number of additional modules included…read full article

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