Are you paying people who are members of organized crime or political extremist groups? Are you financially supporting criminals? I posted back in February that this was a developing story. At last it is here. The recording of Wayne Porter and Chris Boyd’s presentation at RSA2007. As a Network, Merchant, Manager, OPM or Affiliate why should you care about botnets, let alone the security folks who are chasing them?
Because this Industry is helping to fund them, from the hackers who own the botnet rings and are installing scripts to fill out lead gen forms to the adware applications they are installing through the botnets. And the money trail can lead to some pretty unsavory places.
Listen and watch the presentation.
Botnet Live: Tracing, Chasing and Building the Case to Bust the Bad Guys
Can we continue to remain complacent? Apathetic? Are the standards in the Industry how much money someone is making regardless of how it’s being made?
Go ahead take the time to watch the presentation. Be prepared to have an eye opening experience about some of the things going on out there.