Friday, January 18, 2008

Online crime gangs embrace open source

Add the malware bazaar to the list of marketplaces being radically reshaped by the forces of globalization. That's the conclusion of Thomas Holt, a professor of criminal justice at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, who says the marketplace for rootkits, Trojans and other software nasties increasingly transcends national boundaries. In many respects, malware creation mimics open source communities, in which legions of programmers spanning the globe tweak one another's code to add new features and fix bugs.

Read the article HERE.

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