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This sounds like something straight out of a James Bond movie.





That was a dumb move by the malware coder ;)

Wouldn't you want to hide a kill switch?


The MalwareTech write up gives a plausible reason for the developer having accidentally added the kill switch: > I believe they were trying to query an intentionally unregistered domain which would appear registered in certain sandbox environments, then once they see the domain responding, they know they’re in a sandbox the malware exits to prevent further analysis.



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