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Stolen source codes for selling

Date: November 09, 2004
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: Timofey Saytarly

Anonymous hacker group launched on-line shop selling stolen source codes of the famous software products.

Among items for selling are codes of Cisco PIX firewall, which can be purchased for $24 000 and Enterasys Dragon IDS 6.1 for $19 200. The hacker shop “Source Code Club” was launched November, 1. Employees use e-mail and the Internet-conferences for communicating and ordering products.

Earlier Source Code Club was launched on July 2004 and was hosted in Ukraine. However after a couple of days it was shut down. Anonymous representatives of the Club explained that there was necessity in changing business-model of hacker’s enterprise. As earlier, Club’s owners admit the fact they are engaged in industrial espionage.

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