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Who Creates Malware?


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#1 Tiburon564

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 03:05 PM

I just retired & have some spare time. I had to fix that malware problem for my sisters comp...wasn't a big deal, but would love to nip it in the bud. Any idea who is behind malware? Their computers can be disrupted pretty easily :thumbsup:

Mod Edit: Topic moved from Desktop Message: "warning! Spyware Detected On Your Computer!" to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Edited by TMacK, 29 June 2008 - 03:19 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:06 PM

Here's an interesting article by Kaspersky Lab:

Who Writes Malicious Programs and Why?

Virus writers: four general types

Virus writers belong to one of four broad groups: cyber-vandals, who can be divided into two categories, and more serious programmers, who can again be split into two groups...

http://www.viruslist.com/en/viruses/encycl...apter=153280553

You might also be interested in the History of Malware: http://www.viruslist.com/en/viruses/encycl...apter=153280684

#3 rowal5555

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 08:27 PM

Short answer 

Persons of very uncertain parentage who should be immediately strung up by the toenails for not less than a week. For a second infringement, chucked straight off the roof of at least a ten storey building - no ifs, buts, or maybes.

See how many are left after 6 months.

Edited by rowal5555, 24 July 2008 - 08:45 PM.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 01:06 AM

This group has been linked to malware issues as well as a host of other nefarious activities.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Business_Network


File a complaint with the FTC or relevant authority.
http://onguardonline.gov/filecomplaint.html




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