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Organized Malware Factories Threaten Internet Users, Study Says

Spam, malware, phishing, and other forms of cyberattacks will likely increase in 2007 as more cyber-criminals organize into sophisticated manufacturing and distribution networks that mirror in structure the computer industry’s legitimate production channels, according to a study released Monday. The study, authored by IBM, warns of the emergence of a so-called “exploits-as-a service” industry. “Managed exploit providers are purchasing exploit code from the underground, encrypting it so that it cannot be pirated, and selling it for top dollar to spam distributors,” the report says. Full Story

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