Boom times for hi-tech criminals

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Starting a career as a cyber criminal got much easier in 2007.

So say security experts looking back on 12 months in which hi-tech gangs took control of the net's underground.

The economy supporting these groups has matured so much that now everything from virus-writing kits to spam-spewing zombies are available for rent or hire.

This has helped to fuel, say security professionals, rapid growth in the methods criminals use to catch out PC users and steal saleable data.

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