In Pictures: Kaspersky Lab 10th Annual Press Tour

Kaspersky Lab researchers reveal the latest threats we all need to watch out for

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Golovanov gave an example of how cyber criminals are making money from malicious software. After infecting approximately 5 million computers with a worm, its developers offered infected users a rogue anti-virus program for $50 that would fix the problem. Clearly, even if only a fraction of infected users purchase the program, the culprits have made a significant profit.

Golovanov also discussed the economy of cyber crime, with hackers and malware developers exchanging worms and exploits for cash or a percentage of profits. According to Kaspersky Lab's research, the four main "cash cows" for these affiliate networks are adult Web sites, spam, rogue anti-spyware and password-stealing malware.

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