Virus writers get into cyber-extortion

Monday, 24 April 2006, 12:58 AM EST

Incidence of cyber-blackmail attempts rose during the first three months of this year. Malicious hackers are moving away from 'stealth use' of infected computers - stealing personal data, using infected computers as part of zombie networks - to direct blackmailing of victims, according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab.

At The Register.

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