Spyware authors offer dollars for downloads

by admin March 19, 2008 at 5:28 pm

Botnet operators offered cash to spread malware

Spyware authors are offering financial rewards to botnet operators and other cyber-criminals who covertly install their spyware, security experts warned today.

MessageLabs said that selling so-called ‘installs’ is a common practice in the cyber-underworld.

“The criminals have moved in a riskier direction to spyware which is illegal to download and designed to evade antivirus detection,” MessageLabs stated.

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