Pirate Websites Double Jeopardy

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malware.jpgAn investigation, sponsored by Microsoft and carried out by market research company IDC has found that a quarter of the web sites offering counterfeit product keys, key generators and key cracking tools try to infect the visitor’s PC with malware. Over 10 percent of the key generators downloaded form the web and almost 60 percent found on peer- to-peer networks contain malware or other nasties. The malware payloads these files carry — usually Trojans, Worms and keyloggers are used to harvest data, which may be used in identity theft or fraud.

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