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Every once in a while, you find some odd piece of text in a piece of malware.

Debugging the TDL 3 rootkit yields some interesting results. Here are messages that dump in the debug window at various times:

Fri Apr 9 09:02:37.495 2010 (GMT-4): You people voted for Hubert Humphrey, and you killed Jesus
Fri Apr 9 09:03:01.900 2010 (GMT-4): Ah Lou, come on man, we really like this place
Fri Apr 9 11:53:08.715 2010 (GMT-4): Dude, meet me in Montana XX00, Jesus (H. Christ)
Fri Apr 9 12:18:27.522 2010 (GMT-4): I felt like putting a bullet between the eyes of every panda that wouldn’t screw to save it’s species. I wanted to open the dump valves on oil tankers and smother all those french beaches I’d never see. I wanted to breathe smoke

If you’re a movie or TV buff, you might recognize these:

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: You people voted for Hubert Humphrey, and you killed Jesus

Fight Club: — Ah Lou, come on man, we really like this place and I felt like putting a bullet between the eyes of every panda that wouldn’t screw to save it’s species. I wanted to open the dump valves on oil tankers and smother all those french beaches I’d never see. I wanted to breathe smoke.

Brake my wfie, please: Dude, meet me in Montana XX00, Jesus (H. Christ)

Alex Eckelberry
(Thanks, Chandra)


Fatal error: Uncaught wfWAFStorageFileException: Unable to save temporary file for atomic writing. in /home/eckelberry1966/public_html/sunbeltblog/wp-content/plugins/wordfence/vendor/wordfence/wf-waf/src/lib/storage/file.php:34 Stack trace: #0 /home/eckelberry1966/public_html/sunbeltblog/wp-content/plugins/wordfence/vendor/wordfence/wf-waf/src/lib/storage/file.php(658): wfWAFStorageFile::atomicFilePutContents('/home/eckelberr...', '<?php exit('Acc...') #1 [internal function]: wfWAFStorageFile->saveConfig('livewaf') #2 {main} thrown in /home/eckelberry1966/public_html/sunbeltblog/wp-content/plugins/wordfence/vendor/wordfence/wf-waf/src/lib/storage/file.php on line 34