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The Do-It-Yourself Cybercrime Kit | BTalk


Craig Scroggie

Craig Scroggie

(Episode 479; 15 minutes 20) Symantec has just released its latest annual Internet Security Threat Report. One of the emerging trends has been the availability of tool-kits like Zeus, that enable new cyber-criminals to get started for as little as $700.That means there are many more people trying to steal your personal information and getting rewarded for it on the black market.

At the other end of the scale companies need to be increasingly aware of Advanced Persistent Threats. In today's BTalk I ask Craig Scroggie, Symantec's Australian Managing Director, to describe these threats and how to avoid them.

Here's a scary statistic to absorb as you listen to the podcast: in 2009 Symantec identified more than 240 million distinct new malicious programs, a 100 per cent increase over the previous year.

And a final thought on these cyber-crime kits: if they're being sold online, when it gets to paying for it, would you really give your credit card details over to the company peddling this stuff?

Read the full Internet Security Report here.