Just how sick can a hacker get?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Just how sick in the head do you have to be if you’re a computer criminal?

We’ve seen them exploiting misery in all imaginable ways: from natural disasters such as tsunamis and hurricanes,to terrorist bombings and even mining accidents.

Today we saw a large amount of malicious spam claiming that the recipient’s baby child had been kidnapped, and demanding a $50,000 ransom.

Of course, if you were foolish to look at the “photos” you would be opening up your Windows PC to a malware infection by the Troj/Resex-Fam Trojan horse, which then downloads further…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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