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.

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