Say you're part of KLIK Team, an Eastern European software/cyber criminal organization that has flooded countless computers with malware (such as fake spyware protection) and made a lot of money doing it. What do you do to celebrate another successful year of screwing the world?
A corporate night out at Dave & Busters with all you can eat pizza was specifically not the answer. Try flying 95 employees out to a ski resort and entertaining them with snowboarding, blow-up dolls, briefcases of money and, of all things, mimes. That's what KLIK Team did last February. A few won cars, a few won MacBooks, but when you see the shot of the erection mummy, you'll realize that everyone lost their dignity. Hit the jump for a fairly SFW video and a lightly NSFW gallery.
Yuri Mashevsky, analyst at Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab explains:
Unfortunately, the Klik group is just one of many such groups operating in Russia, and so far such organizations feel relatively safe. Their actions span not only fake anti-spyware, abuse-proof hosting services, but also a huge number of fake online-shops (which receive money from customers but send them nothing in return). Such groups also trade malware, which is often custom-tailored for their 'clients' needs. As a result, the amount of money earned by such criminal groups is stunning.And the ways they spend that money? Mostly tacky. [Klik Team Party Page and KLIK Team Party 2.0 via The Register ]