Anti-spam success drives malware authors downmarket

Friday, 1 July 2005, 3:49 AM EST

Crooks are turning to spyware scams because it's getting harder to make money from spam, according to a leading UK anti-virus expert. "Spam is less effective because of improved anti-spam filters, so crooks are looking at phishing, ID theft, and stealing information on demand to make money," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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