Spam Is Still a Big Problem, and Here's Why
Posted in: Spam at 06/06/2012 14:33
If you want to get your malicious software loaded onto 1,000 U.S. computers, it will cost you about $100 (or a dime each) on the black market. Getting your malware on 1,000 machines in Asian countries will cost you only $5.
These infected computers - collectively known as botnets - can be used to send spam, steal passwords or other private information and hack into corporate computer systems. Researchers estimate that 5 million computers around the world were infected just in the first quarter of 2012.