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Hackers move to create next Blackhole after 'Paunch' arrest

Jaikumar Vijayan | Oct. 9, 2013
Even though the arrest of the hacker behind Blackhole is good news for IT operations and users, it might not be long before another hacker takes his place.

Blackhole's user interface, available web-based support and frequent updates have also contributed to the exploit's success, Cox noted. "Paunch was very good at putting in Zero Day and near Zero Day exploits and adding new software support," he said.

Unlike most exploits, Blackhole includes built-in code obfuscation techniques and other evasive measures that make it hard to copy. Blackhole is constantly evolving and is therefore harder to detect and block.


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