How cybercrime makes money from online banking in Western Europe and North America

September 11, 2012


According to Kaspersky, one of the leading anti-virus providers worldwide, the second cybercrime activity is "to monitor user activity and steal important information. [...] The main ways of making money are:

  • Financial data theft (Getting access to finance-related accounts; Internet banking, PayPal, Ebay)
  • Installation and sale of rogue antivirus programs
  • Theft of accounts to paid services, online services
  • Personal data theft
  • The substitution of search results, ads, click fraud
  • Blackmail