XP Antivirus in the News

Several helpful people just pointed me to some articles on XP Antivirus and its various variants. In case you do not remember, XP Antivirus was the subject of an article I wrote for The Register a few months back.


It turns out that the scammers got hacked, and the hacker posted some internal accounting details on the web. As suspected, this is a sophisticated business making millions of dollars. It even appears to have an affiliate program.


In case you have not seen the articles yet, here are a few:


http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/10/30/technology/virus.php
http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/security/russian-scammers-cash-in-on-popup-menace/2008/11/04/1225560814202.html
http://www.scmagazineuk.com/Hacker-reveals-Russian-software-company-behind-anti-virus-scam/article/120152/


Thanks to Marc Michault, Phillippe Jan, and Jason Grubè for all pointing me to articles on this topic.

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