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.

http://www.facebook.com/SavingPrivateHerm1t

@vxheavens

About Virality

Tony D. Sampson is Reader in Digital Culture and Communications at the University of East London. He has a PhD in social-cultural-digital contagion theory from the Sociology Department at the University of Essex. He is a former art student who re-entered higher education in the UK as a mature student in the mid-1990s after a long stint as a gigging musician. His career in education has moved through various disciplines and departments, including a maths and computing faculty, sociology department and school of digital media and design 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, July 2018). He is organizer and host of the Affect and Social Media conferences in the UK. As a co-founder and co-director of the public engagement initiatives, Club Critical Theory (CCT) and the Cultural Engine Research Group (CERG), Sampson has developed a number of funded research projects and public events that aim to bring impactful critical theories into the community and local political sphere to approach a series of local challenges. These activities have included large conferences co-organized with local authorities looking at a range of policies relating to the revitalization of the Essex costal region, developments in the cultural industries as well as a series of community focused events on food cultures and policy, collaborations with arts groups and informal lectures/workshops in pubs and community centres. 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!

  2. Pingback: Remodelling Communication by Gary Genosko | VIRALITY

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