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Inside the Business of Malware [Infographic]

Nobody likes malware and everyone wants to avoid infection but why exactly? Take a look at this malware business flowchart to see exactly what you’re avoiding when you protect yourself from malware.

ComputerSchool shares an interesting infographic detailing the kind of money that changes hands to support the malware industry. You’ll take a peek at who pays for what, how much a bot net and its services go for, and what exactly everyone is trying to infect your PC with malware to achieve. Malware today is definitely a far cry from early viruses which were largely of the prankster variety and not the zombie-pc-for-profit variety.

Inside the Business of Malware [Computer School]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/24/11

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