Seriously, how any company, merchant or affiliate manager anywhere in the world ever thought that spyware was a useful, friendly neighborhood marketing method – should be shut down, locked up and tarred and feathered for good measure.
This is what we’re now reaping from the development and whitewashing of that fantabulous spyware crappola:
In some recent research into a spyware exploit, our research team has discovered a massive identity theft ring.
We also found the keylogger transcript files that are being uploaded to the servers.
This is real spyware stuffâ€”chat sessions, user names, passwords, bank information, etc. We have confirmed that this data is valid…
Officials at Sunbelt Software, a Clearwater, Fla.-based vendor of antispyware tools, said the company stumbled upon a massive ID theft ring that is using a well-known spyware program to break into and systematically steal confidential information from an unknown number of computers worldwide.