Online crooks fine-tune selling of malware

Tuesday, 14 August 2007, 1:17 PM EST

"The best program in its class I have ever seen!" gushes one review. "One of the most powerful products on the market," reads another. They're common lines, indistinguishable from thousands of others for thousands of programs. Until you come to this one: "Works well ... to find a new attacker."

These aren't just any reviews. They're comments from satisfied customers of black market malware and utilities, left on forums and sites where user ratings are just one way the shadowy online crooks who profit from spewed spam, virus-laden PCs, and identity theft use standard business practices to sell their illegal bounties.

At Computerworld.

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