Adware market booming to the tune of $billions

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Adware market booming to the tune of $billions

Security and spyware expert Richard Stiennon knew there was lots and lots of adware making its way onto computers. What surprised him was the heavy profits for big senders of the typically secret code that points to pop-ups and often paralyzes computers. Stiennon – vice president of threat research for Webroot, recently blogged about the adware market and projected profits for it. He said his research made him realize why the agonizing adware won’t go away: pure profit in a total adware market estimated at $2.4 billion annually.

Read the complete story. (IT Manager’s Journal)