2006: Year of the Hacker?

Computer hackers sought to create havoc on the Web last week by launching two attacks targeting Microsoft Windows users one circulating a virus disguised as the company's instant messenger client, the other exploiting a previously unknown flaw in its operating system.

The attacks came as computer security Relevant Products/Services from Microsoft experts warned that following a year that saw an unprecedented 150,000 computer viruses emerge, 2006 could be the worst on record for hacker mayhem.

"I've worked with viruses for 15 years and things have been getting progressively worse," said Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer at computer security firm F-Secure. "This year is going to be bad." 2006: Year of the Hacker? - NewsFactor Network

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 4th January 2006 9:14PM