Cybercriminey underground is getting to be big big big business, offering more than just stolen credit card numbers, they use competitive pricing and additional services (I can hear the phone call now “thank you for purchasing our moneyback guaranteed credit card numbers, is there anything else we can do like create a fake online store? Would you like a real ATM machine to go with that? We also rent spam, SMTP’s and VPNs…”) [!--more--]
So according to the report cybercrime is big, big, big business. They buy, sell, rent, create, yada yada yada. Malware strains created to steal bank details increased exponentially. PandaLabs states a few years ago, some 500 new malware strains were created a month. These days Panda’s anti-malware lab receives an average 63,000 new threats a day.
Here’s a visual for ya (thru PandaLabs’ 15 year history, only 92,000 strains of malware catalogued up till 2003. By 2008 it rose to 14 mill and 60 mill as of last year.)
Yikes! Someone is out to get me! And they want more than just bank info. Here’s an average price list of cybercrime goods & services:
Wow, definitely check the website you’re about to spend money with. Here’s some other tips offered by Mashable.com to protect yourself:
PandaLabs original report
Synopsis on Mashable.com
TTFN, gotta go clean my cookies!