It would seem that the infamous “Security research” forum (trojan coding forum) called OpenSC.WS is back up. The admin “reine” claims he was traveling and missed the billing email, and claims that was the reason for this extended down time. There is no word on whether the constant DDOS attacks will continue now that this forum is back up, I suspect it won’t be long before they start up again.
So what does this mean for us, security wise? It means that there will now, once again be more viruses being used in the public. While many of OpenSC‘s users left for other forums, there are still others who waited patiently for it’s return to start selling malware again. While this won’t cause an increase in extremly hazardous malware like FLAME or StuxNet, you can expect to see more RATs (Remote Administration Tools) and small bitcoin mining malware (Bitcoin is an online currency frequently used for illicit business). So I suggest you all set up those anti-virus and firewalls, and tread carefully.