70 percent of malicious software aimed at theft: survey


Seventy percent of malicious software being circulated is linked to various types of cybercrime, a study by security firms Panda Software showed.

The report, based on a survey in the first quarter of 2006, suggested that "financial profit has become a priority" for creators of "malware," which includes viruses, worms, trojans and spyware, the company said.

The survey confirms a shift from several years ago, when malicious software was often aimed at garnering attention or exposing security flaws. 70 percent of malicious software aimed at theft: survey - Yahoo! News

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