Malware researcher helps teen hackers turn skills into careers – Jul. 12, 2017
He put malware on a CD-ROM containing family photos and deleted everything off his family members’ computers.As punishment, Hosseini wasn’t allowed to use a computer for a whole summer. Now, the 23-year-old is an intern for malware researcher Amanda Rousseau, who works for security firm Endgame. She’s been in the cybersecurity industry for almost eight years and investigates malware attack techniques.Rousseau gets messages from young people who were once in Hosseini’s position: Smart kids manipulating code to do serious damage.They ask her for advice — through direct messages on Twitter via @malwareunicorn and other chat platforms — about how to create malware and hack accounts or computers.
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