Microsoft, The Link between Pirated Software and Cybersecurity Breaches: How Malware in Pirated Software Is Costing the World Billions (Mar. 2014) (full-text).
This article analyzes the malware market. This article also points out the growth in malware-as-a-service sites, where users pay $100-$200 a month to third parties to host their malware tools. There are also sites that rent access to networks of computers pre-infected with malware.
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