Warnings Ineffective: Consumers Responding to Internet Scams
The Internet Crime Complaint Center reported to the FBI in 2007 almost $240 Million in individual losses on account of the Internet fraud on the basis of its latest data. This amount was the highest and 20% more than that of 2006, as reported by consumer affairs this on May1, 2008.
Security researchers at Management Information Systems of the Hankamer School of Business have been channeling their resources into efforts to uproot the so-called botnets, the army of zombie computers that obey and perform what the robot masters commands.
According to researchers, the purpose of botnets is to primarily distribute spam that often floods inboxes worldwide. They are also used for phishing, a malicious operation in...
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