So, I was having a very limited discussion with someone who knows WAY more about computers and software than I do (I am a total newbie to this site and hacking in general) who was telling me that most malware is created and financed by "organized crime", specifically the Russion mob.
Apparently, in his opinion, between their time spent as pimps and drug dealers, or gun runners, they are hiring hackers to create these viruses as they can somehow make money off of this stuff.
Is any of this true? If so, is there a site or resource where I can read or find out more about this subject? I had never heard this before and found it to be a really interesting topic. Or maybe I just watched too much Law and Order this weekend.