Tuesday, November 4, 2008

$5 Million a Year

Want to know why spyware is so prevalent?  Check out this New York Times article. It's about our old friend, Antivirus XP 2008.

Antivirus XP Not only is the software bilking users for $49.95 for their less-than-useless product, but once they get your credit card number, they can go to town with it before you realize it. 


A hacker gained access to the spyware maker's data and posted it on line. The numbers add up to an estimated $5 million a year. And while many of those pushing the software won't make quite that much, it's a figure that certainly makes them happy to try.