Kaspersky: AV companies losing malware war

Eugene Kaspersky, head of virus research at the Massachusetts-based Kaspersky Lab, said in "The Contemporary Antivirus Industry and its Problems" that software companies are on the losing end of the "virus arms race" against new malware.

Calling the internet "a breeding ground for criminal activity,'' Kaspersky estimated that hundreds of hacker groups are stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from PC users each year. Yet, anti-virus vendors are not keeping up, he said.

"Unfortunately, there are relatively few products available in shops or on the internet that offer even close to 100-percent protection," Kaspersky said in the piece, published late last year on his Viruslist.com website. Kaspersky: AV companies losing malware war - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 18th January 2006 9:16AM