Inside the Business of Malware

Malware is big business. Malware writers and attackers are just the most visible parts of the ecosystem; there are many invisible moving parts behind the scenes that are rarely seen or described. Now, a complete picture of the business model and inner workings of the malware industrial complex is emerging.

Malware is big business. Malware writers and attackers are just the most visible parts of the ecosystem; there are many invisible moving parts behind the scenes that are rarely seen or described. Now, a complete picture of the business model and inner workings of the malware industrial complex is emerging.

This infographic, which shows the way that attackers compromise their victims’ computers, sell malware and then launder the proceeds, was created by designer Jess Bachman.

Click the image to see a high res version:

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  • Alex on

    Great find!  I love this flowchart, it's a great way to show how your computer can be utilized as a resource to generate money by a number of different ways.

  • Alex on

    Great find!  I love this flowchart, it's a great way to show how your computer can be utilized as a resource to generate money by a number of different ways.

  • Anonymous on

    wow I know it probably is not true but it sounds like alex read this and said hey a way for me to make money with my computer lol

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