Bot Networks Hurl More Trojan Code
Sensitive information—including credit card and bank account numbers—sells, and increasingly, malicious code is being used to obtain it.
A rise in the number of malicious programs found in the wild in 2005 underscores that trend. For example, Kaspersky Lab, an antivirus vendor based in Moscow, says the number of malicious programs it intercepted in December 2005 averaged 6,368 programs per month, an increase of 117 percent since January 2005.
For purposes of analysis, beyond viruses and worms, Kaspersky lumps bad code into several categories: Trojan code; malicious programs able to replicate independently; and malware—programs which create malicious programs and organize attacks. During 2005, the latter two types of bad code declined: malicious programs able to replicate independently decreased by 7 percent, while other types of malware decreased by 2 percent. Enterprise Systems | Bot Networks Hurl More Trojan Code
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