By Josh Taylor
August 26th, 2010
When hackers crash their systems while developing viruses,
the code is often sent directly to Microsoft, according to
one of its senior security architects, Rocky Heckman.
When the hacker’s system crashes in Windows, as with all
typical Windows crashes, Heckman said the user would be
prompted to send the error details — including the
malicious code — to Microsoft. The funny thing is that
many say yes, according to Heckman.
“People have sent us their virus code when they’re trying
to develop their virus and they keep crashing their systems,”
Heckman said. “It’s amazing how much stuff we get.”