Professional criminals taking over malware creation


Malware attacks directed against individuals or enterprises are increasingly motivated by financial gain, which has led to a higher number of increasingly dangerous attacks, industry experts warned today.

According to new research from Frost & Sullivan, virus writing and hacking are no longer perpetrated only by delinquent individuals but are now being committed by organized "cybercriminal networks." The analyst group warns that "fervent activity" on this front has led to a higher number of attacks, which can potentially cause harm beyond the disruption of computers and networks. It noted that awareness of this situation drives enterprises' and individuals' investments in anti-virus and other security technologies. Professional criminals taking over malware creation - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

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