Question by Brenda P: Who are these people who produce spyware and malware? Is anyone out there willing to admit it?
I live in an area with a lot of technology jobs and when someone tells me their company does “internet marketing” I wonder if that is what they do.

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Answer by RMT
even Yahoo uses spyware called cookies

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6 thoughts on “Who are these people who produce spyware and malware? Is anyone out there willing to admit it?”

  1. the people who would produce spyware and malware are the probably the same people who produce viruses very highly smart individuals

  2. as above they all do it just a matter of the range they do it – thay all load a cookie – next level a tracking cookie and on and on etc

  3. It’s all about making money. Perhaps Eugene Kaspersky, founder of anti-virus maker Kaspersky Labs said it best, ” It’s a different world today. 10 years ago, we were fighting against smart kids who hacked as a hobby. Now, we’re dealing with criminal gangs that control your computer to make money. Different world, different protections.”

    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2074772,00.asp?kc=EWEWEMNL121806EP24A

    Much (not all) malware originates these days in the Eastern European countries where laws are lax and corruption is rampant. Also China.

  4. they usually arent probably…some are though.

    its an underground ring for computer geeks and urkel maniacs.

    Aaron

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