Cyber Criminals Robbed South African Governments
According to an internal audit services by KwaZulu-Natal, a gang of cyber criminals in coordination with dishonest civil servants has defrauded four regional governments of over 199 Million Rand (US$ 25.08 Million) over the three years (2005-07) by using a malicious tools such as spyware.
Spyware is a program that helps in collecting information about an organization or individual without their consent. Scammers install the spyware onto the victim's computer to surreptitiously collect the user's information and forward it to third parties like advertisers. The malware usually enters the computer in the form of a computer virus or on account of installing new software.» SPAMfighter News - 26-06-2008