It's big. It's global. And no one has a grasp on its true depth.

The underground malware economy, driven by the big business that is cyber crime, is not just alive - it's thriving.

Cyber criminals, the perpetrators behind the online crime and scam industry, are often referred to as a nameless, faceless group wreaking havoc on the Web. In this issue of Lavasoft News, we get to the bottom of cyber crime to help you understand what these thieves do to deceive and why they do it - and, most importantly, how to outsmart them so they don't hit the jackpot on your PC.

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Erin Earley
Editor, Lavasoft News
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Demystifying the Business of Cyber Crime
Why cyber criminals do what they do ... and how they profit from you.

Understanding Cyber Crime Terms
Don't get lost in the linguistics - our quick guide to the key terms you should know.

Q & A with Lavasoft's Jason King
CEO Jason King answers questions on malware trends Lavasoft has seen over the past decade, and his views on the future of your privacy and security.

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New Targets in Detection
Visit the Lavasoft Malware Labs blog to protect your privacy with new targets for May 2009.

Threat Check
Find out which threats have been creating the most buzz among Ad-Aware users this past month.

Bad Behavior
The month of May saw hard-hitting proof of the fast-acting, opportunistic nature of today's cyber scammers - learn how criminals capitalized on global concern over the swine flu outbreak.

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BY THE NUMBERS
More than 1 in 5 online consumers in the U.S. have been victims of online crime in the past 2 years. The victims lost a combined total of $8 billion.
Source: Consumer Reports' 2009
State of the Net survey
TIPS & TACTICS
Concerned about browser security? Learn more about the security highlights of Google's new Chrome browser.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"The threats that users are faced with today have become what I would refer to as more 'real'. That is to say that the days of the hacker encroaching on your privacy just to play 'I can see you' are definitely over."
-Jason King, CEO of Lavasoft
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