'Elderwood' hackers continue to set pace for zero-day exploits

Symantec believes the group may be more diverse and well funded than believed

By , IDG News Service |  Security

Creating attack code for those vulnerabilities isn't cheap, which suggests if hacking groups are purchasing the exploits from Elderwood's developer, those organizations "must have substantial financial resources."

If all Elderwood-related attacks come from a larger group split into teams, then "these employees are either being well compensated for their work or have some other motivating factor that prevents them from selling exploits on the open market themselves."

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