A website beloved by old-school virus writers has been raided and closed down by the Ukrainian police.
A message on the front page of the VX Heavens website, which used the motto “Viruses don’t harm, ignorance does!”, says it all:
Part of the message reads:
For many years we were tried hard to establish a reliable work of the site, which supplied you with a professional quality information on systems security and computer virology. We do always believed that a true research in any field (computer virology included) is only possible in the atmosphere of trust, openness and mutual assistance.
Friday, 23 March, the server has being seized by the police forces due to the criminal investigation (article 361-1 Criminal Code of Ukraine – the creation of the malicious programs with an intent to sell or…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.