Thursday, January 10, 2008

The malware 'shadow economy'

Viruses, malware and online crime are evolving from the realm of geeks into a major shadow economy that closely mimics the real world. Maksym Schipka, a senior architect at security firm MessageLabs, claims to have identified a sophisticated online black market with tens of thousands of participants. This underground internet economy is worth over $105bn, making it bigger than the global drugs trade.

Read the article HERE.


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