2007 to bring video viruses

Online criminals will continue to expand their arsenal of malware tools in 2008 to include emerging media such as video files and mobile phones, security firm McAfee predicted.

The malware phenomenon is fuelled by a growing online market for identity theft, spam and adware. This is prompting criminals to more closely mimic the processes that have been adopted by legitimate software developers such testing and quality assurance procedures, the security vendor observed.

"The goal now is making money through data theft or adware. They write them for different reasons, to make money off it," said David Marcus, McAfee's security research and communications manager with McAfee. 2007 to bring video viruses - Security - www.itnews.com.au

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