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10.19.2009 - Enormous payouts for 3rd generation cybercriminals pushing 'Scareware', Symantec reports



View RealWire related news. The Story Fat cat cybercriminals are pocketing huge profits through a comparatively low-risk, fast-growing crime peddling bogus security software or so called ‘Scareware’ to unsuspecting internet users. This is according to a new report from Symantec on Rogue Security Software. A 3rd generation of highly organised criminals, are creating ‘Scareware’ – counterfeit anti-virus software, that unsuspecting users are tricked into downloading when they visit unfamiliar websites – enabling kingpin cybercriminals to net profits of more...

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