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Old 7th September, 2007, 09:28 PM
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Friday, 07 September 2007

Financially motivated malware thrives
Automated software packages are making it easy for unskilled hackers to earn a living by sending out spam
By Jon Brodkin, Network World, Info World

September 07, 2007
Financially motivated malware attacks are on the rise, with automated software packages making it easy for unskilled hackers to earn a living by sending out spam, researchers at messaging security vendor Secure Computing say. A malware kit called MPack, released by Russian hackers last December, allows pretty much anyone with $200 to become a master spammer because it is easy to use and exploits vulnerabilities in FireFox, Internet Explorer and Apple's QuickTime, says Dmitri Alperovitch, principal research scientist for Secure Computing.....

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