Dr.Web company reported that the market spread paid archives in recent years has grown considerably.
As the manufacturer antivirus software Dr.Web, recently observed a significant increase in the number of so-called “paid archives.”Experts said the company, it is not strange, as to create a “pay-archive” user does not need to be familiar with the programmer, and you can simply use the services of online resources that offer affiliate programs within all the tools necessary to create an archive for a few minutes.As stated in Dr.Web, participants in this market make thousands of dollars per month.
Such records are defined as solutions of Dr.Web Trojan.SmsSend.Typically, this type of malware is an executable file, submitted by the installer of a useful program. When trying to run the archive to the user’s screen simulates the process of installing an application before the end of which the program asks him to send SMS-message to the specified number. When sending a message the user receives a code to be entered to continue the installation.Thus, the victim receives a subscription to premium service, for which its accounts on a monthly basis will be debited funds.
As said the company “Doctor Web”, its experts managed to find the volume of financial benefits distributors Trojan.SmsSend. Thus, the leaders of this illegal market, entering the top ten most active disseminators of the Trojans, receive from $ 850 to $ 7740 dollars a month on average – $ 2678.5.
“Revenues from subscriptions online scams victims of paid services is much higher, they can reach from 3,000 to 22,000 U.S. dollars for the attacker in a month on average – 8295.5 U.S. dollars, – said in a notice Dr.Web.- For network scam, earn similar amounts to deception of Internet users, this activity is the main source of income, it takes away all their spare time. In addition, they are well aware that the proliferation of such software is a crime, the responsibility for which is provided by Article 273 of the Criminal Code (“Creation, use and distribution of malicious computer programs”).
Detail with the publication of expert Dr.Web can be found here.