VX Heavens server seized by Ukraine police!

Under (article 361-1 Criminal Code of Ukraine – the creation of the malicious programs with an intent to sell or spread them) based on someone’s tip-off on “placement into the free access malicious software designed for the unauthorized breaking into computers, automated systems, computer networks”.

“The absurdity of such statement we need to prove in the court…”

This is a great resource for digital contagion research and has featured work by a host of academics including Jussi Parikka and my work in this area.

Take a look at the VX Heavens website – http://vx.netlux.org/index.html?show_abstract=mts02

They have a Facebook and Twitter campaign too.




About Virality

Tony D. Sampson is Reader in Digital Culture and Communications at the University of East London. A former musician, he studied computer technology and cultural theory before receiving a PhD in sociology from the University of Essex. His publications include The Spam Book, coedited with Jussi Parikka (Hampton Press, 2009), Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), The Assemblage Brain: Sense Making in Neuroculture (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) and Affect and Social Media (Rowman and Littlefield, due 2018). He is organizer and host of the Affect and Social Media conferences in the UK, a co-founder of Club Critical Theory and Director of the EmotionUX Lab at UEL. He occasionally blogs at: https://viralcontagion.wordpress.com/ Full academic profile: https://www.uel.ac.uk/Staff/s/tony-sampson
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2 Responses to VX Heavens server seized by Ukraine police!

  1. Eduardo Sánchez Muñoz says:

    I have got a copy of the virus collection on my hard disk. If someone wants a copy of some samples, reply this comment.
    Please, don’t ask me to send the whole collection because it is 65 GB!

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