Exposing the Money Behind the Malware

How cybercrime works and what to do about it

It’s important to understand the motivation behind the onslaught of malicious code bombarding our firewalls, users and servers. At SophosLabs we see more than 200,000 malicious files every single day. These files aren't created by governments and spies to spark the next cyber war.

Today’s cybercriminals are driven by one thing—money. Working together as a community to gain a better understanding of cybercrime gives us the ammunition we need to build more effective defenses, and to exploit weaknesses in criminal networks.

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