Those of us who use PCs have been dealing with the threat of viruses and malware for years. Oh yeah, we're uncool, too -- just watch the commercials.
However, Macs have gotten the attention of the scammers. The bloggers at Sophos have been attending a virus conference, and this entry tells us about the Russian "Partnerka." Excerpt:
The Partnerka is the complex network of affiliates who profit from spam and malware. Run like a multi-level marketing scheme, if you've ever received an email which points you to a "Canadian Pharmacy" website, you've met the Partnerka.
And they tell about a website that was offering $0.43 every time an affiliate was able to sucker a Mac owner into downloading and installing malware. So a victim who gets his/her computer snagged has a huge headache plus the ignominy of having been sold out for a whopping $0.43. Now that's not at all cool.