Fxsmsp Threat Group, an elite Russian hacking collective, is selling source code of three major anti-virus companies after infiltrating their networks.
The price tag is $300,000 for the software source code and internal files. Source code flaws can be exploited and rendered useless, turned into malware or used for espionage.
This group is well known for selling sensitive information from high-profile, corporations storing government or sensitive data.
According to the report published by AdvIntel, the group is known for infiltrating networks that are supposed to be well-guarded. Around two months back, AdvIntel noticed that after a year and a half break, Fxsmsp suddenly reappeared on mainstream hacking forums and within six months attacked three major anti-virus companies. The operation was carried out discreetly until the hackers got hold of over 30 terabytes of data. Afterward they posted screenshots of their successful attack. In the screenshot, the source code, folders, and documents of the three targeted firms’ software can be seen. They are also claiming that they still can access the internal networks of the firms and will share details at no additional cost with the one who agrees to pay their asking amount for the source code and files.