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Malware author tries hand at PR, contacts IBM to correct blog post

06
Sep
2016

Malware author tries hand at PR, contacts IBM to correct blog post

An author on the IBM security blog recently got an interesting request.

The developer of a mobile malware kit wasn’t pleased with their reporting, so they reached out to correct the record. IBM’s coverage wasn’t helping the criminal’s business, and so the researcher’s post needed fixing.

The email came from the author and core developer of Bilal Bot, a low-rent Android-based malware application designed to harvest data for use in a number of schemes, including banking fraud, card fraud, and identity theft.

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