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Inside the Takedown of Scan4You, a Notorious Malware Clearinghouse
2018-05-16T23:07:02Z - Lily Hay Newman / Wired
Cat and MouseIn summer 2012, Trend Micro researchers noticed some unusual activity cropping up on their threat-tracking scanner. They were looking at a goldmine of information about the inner workings of a notorious malware checker. "A service like Scan4You gives a leg up for these criminals," says Ed Cabrera, chief cybersecurity officer at Trend Micro. Ed Cabrera, Trend MicroThe Trend Micro researchers watched Scan4You, which first started operations in 2009, explode in popularity in recent years. Based on its observations of the operators, though, Trend Micro researchers suggest that the venture was probably more of an anchor point for other projects.

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