A live story told by a virus analyst about research on RCS and Finspy
Narrated by: Sergey Golovanov. Growling recorded and translated by: Denis Makrushin.
Thanks to Kaspersky Lab for the translation of the original material in English.
It is always interesting to read hacker stories about tough guys breaking into systems and removing protection. If you think about it, the fight against malware (as well as writing quality malware) is also a hack, but the employees of antivirus companies are not very willing to talk about their activities. It is partly because a large percentage of viruses is complete garbage, and they are sorted out in semi-automatic mode. However, the newfangled malware issued by governments and law enforcement bodies is a totally different story. In this article you will learn that even seasoned experts sometimes require more than one case of beer and several cartons of cigarettes in order to understand malicious code written by equally experienced developers combined into one high-tech company in exactly the same way.