Archive for October, 2007
The blog is alive for four month, it contains a significant number of posts. Till recently, all the posts were under the category “Uncategorized”. It was ok for a new blog, but it’s bad for a growing blog. Therefore, I spent significant efforts (more about it in my personal blog: “invent categories and tags easily“) and assigned the topics to each posts. So far the categories are:
Evil spammers and renegade programmers aren’t who you think they are. Sure, both types of Internet abusers can trace their origins back to random individuals who weren’t commercially organized and whose actions didn’t really cause a huge ripple effect across the ‘Net. But all of that has changed.
Today’s virus attacks are written by professional software developers who charge fees to buyers who want to release their own spam, virus or Trojan horse attack. Developers sell plug-and-play “instant virus outbreaks” and root kits that can be purchased and downloaded online. Organized crime cartels from around the world have sunk their claws into the Internet and they’re making billions of dollars per year running their spam networks and phishing sites.