One of the most prolific and well known groups from the vx scene has closed up shop this February:
Can’t say that we’ll miss the virus writing from 29A.
This Spanish-based group released their first “zine” back in the mid-90’s — that was ten years and eight issues ago.
Unfortunately, we’re seeing that the activities of these guys in 2008 is being replaced with the sort of scam software that we’re calling “Rogueware“, password stealing of all sorts, and ongoing botnet activity. The motivations behind malware development continues to move away from virus writing for reputation and towards malware development for financial gain.