Malware outfits put business gloss on illicit IT activities
Like many just-launched e-commerce Web sites, a security-related one that lets visitors transact business in Russian or English has a fairly functional, if somewhat rudimentary, home page. A list of links points to an FAQ section, spells out terms and conditions for using the software offered on the site, and provides details about the supported forms of payment.
But contact information is sparse — probably because the merchandise advertised on the site isn’t exactly legitimate. What’s available there is malicious code that webmasters with criminal intent can use to infect visitors to their sites with a spyware Trojan horse.
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