Making Money With Technology

Software As A Service — For Criminals

May 27, 2008

  • Adrienne Szewczyk Adrienne Szewczyk

Security researchers have uncovered a massive database of web site FTP logins and passwords to web sites around the world, including many well known sites. The scary twist is that the crooks behind the database have put in place a trading and payment interface to allow less talented thieves to purchase access to these compromised sites and even automatically upload tools to help them attack site visitors.

Even the bad guys are getting into the software as a service model.