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Some interesting notes on Revcode

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Revcode’s author(s) tried to threaten me into taking my article down again. As a result, I did a little bit of digging and I found something particularly interesting. Let’s take a look at their website, most notably the “About and Contact” section.


Here, a VAT number was provided: SE900511095301. Now if we look this up on some VAT search sites, a name is obtained:

Alex Yucel, hmmm. Does this not sound familiar? Oh right, it was one of the Blackshades people.


How fascinating! A Blackshades developer returning and selling malware under the guise of legality? One would think that being in prison for a bit would’ve taught him a lesson. I suppose the 350k he and his “friends” made convinced him otherwise.¬†Another interesting note: they have now added the C++ client. However, what is most strange is that the C++ client does not support Windows XP apparently. Sheer incompetence or what? Who knows, only time will tell.