From Russia with malice

Thursday, 6 January 2005, 12:20 AM EST

Virus writing is no longer the exclusive domain of teenage geeks designing malicious code in their bedroom.

Criminals are earning millions by dropping viruses and trojans onto computers of unsuspecting home users, siphoning money from online bank accounts, trading stolen identities, distributing porn and blackmailing firms.

By Daniel Thomas at vnunet.

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