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Affiliates of Rogue AV Programs Making Huge Earnings

According to the news published by SCMagazine on October 30, 2008, cyber-criminals have let free a storm of malicious anti-virus programs to plunder innocent users, and this activity produces an astounding sum of money.

Joe Stewart, Director of malware Research, SecureWorks, disclosed that one prominent set of bogus AV programs is Antivirus XP 2008 and its latest version, Antivirus XP 2009. Both are malicious AV programs sold by Bakasoftware, a Russian company, to English-speaking computer operators, said Stewart, as reported by SCMagazine on October 30, 2008.

Moreover, Stewart discovered that criminals earning the most are likely netting up to $5 Million per year ...

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