Oct 22 2008
By now most of you have heard of Microsoft’s attempt to rid itself of pirated copies of Windows in China. This has caused a wave of fear in the average Chinese user, thinking their computers are about to be turned into one big paperweight.
The Micropoint Anti-Virus Company has posted a warning stating that hackers have wasted no time in taking advantage of this fear. While users are furiously searching the internet for a solution to this problem, the hackers are busy posting links to downloads that promise a solution. The only problem is that these are fake solutions and they come bundled with malware such as the Gray Pigeon trojan designed to allow remote control of the computer.
Welcome to Chinese hacker social engineering 101. Or, we could try and force the dialectic of thesis, antithesis, synthesis: anti-piracy program, anti-anti-piracy program, hacking. In the Chinese hacker community, the conflict between thesis and antithesis is always resolved with more hacking.
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