Here's a fascinating story, found via Boing Boing
, of some malware (a password stealing trojan targeting Diablo III
players) that included some sort of integrated chat function, which the researchers at AVG only noticed when the hacker reached out to them while they were searching through his code
. Imagine their surprise when up popped a dialog box asking them what they were doing:
Hacker: What are you doing? Why are you researching my Trojan?
Hacker: What do you want from it?
The AVG folks continued to chat with the guy for a little while, which is how they realized just how powerful the trojan was and how much it could do. The guy controlling it demonstrated this to them by remotely shutting down their machine after talking to them for a little while.