Half of all malware originating in China is designed to steal usernames and passwords


According to Sophos, over half of all malware originating in China in October was designed to steal usernames and passwords. This malicious code is designed to give cyber criminals easy access to personal and sensitive data for financial gain and identity theft.

By analysing the malware, which was written in a simplified version of Chinese, Sophos has identified that 45.2% aimed to steal online game login information, with a further 7.5% designed to provide the hackers with username and password details for the popular Chinese QQ instant messaging client. Security Park - Half of all malware originating in China is designed to steal usernames and passwords

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 22nd November 2006 10:22PM