Webroot CTO: Spyware threats on the increase

According to Gerhard Eschelbeck, chief technical officer at Webroot, his research team identified more than 100,000 new potentially malicious sites in the last fiscal quarter. While the distribution of adware has decreased, the rates of trojans and other more malicious spyware programs has increased.

Eschelbeck said that spyware distributors are increasingly targeting users with keyloggers and other programs to mine personal identifiable information on the black market while upping the ante with better techniques for distribution and covering their tracks.

"Right now it is all about improving the distribution and obfuscation," he said. News - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

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