Illegal Spam Firms Run Like Legitimate Businesses

Posted in: Spam at 14/06/2011 17:34

Spam operations are run like legal business enterprises and rely on banks' merchant services to function

Cyber-criminals are running their malware and spam operations like a business, security researchers said.

The nature of cyber-crime has changed from a few years ago. Cyber-criminals often have ties to organised crime and are not just script kiddies messing around in the basement. The evolution means the criminal enterprise has similar infrastructure requirements and business concerns as a legitimate company, according to Derek Manky, a threat researcher at Fortinet.

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