Targeting the source: FAKEAV affiliate networks

Source: Targeting the Source: FAKEAV Affiliate Networks

The operators of malicious networks are continuously monetizing their activities by propagating rogue security software that use scare tactics to trick unsuspecting users into installing and purchasing fake antivirus software, aka FAKEAV. Although there has been a decline in the FAKEAV volume as a result of the increasing pressure on payment processors that handle credit card transactions for FAKEAV providers, FAKEAV distribution is likely to increase once new connections are made to cooperative payment processors.