The majority of malware now comes from organizations involved in criminal activity


Over the past few years those monitoring trends on malicious Internet activities have noticed a significant change. We are seeing a sizeable decrease in the media grabbing pandemic outbreaks of malicious software. Yet with less headlines on high risk infectors we are still seeing an increasing overall number of malware infections, it is this new breed of malware that is costing industry millions every year, yet no one seems to know about them.

Less high-profile malware means less risk of infection?
One might be fooled into thinking that the lack of media attention on virus outbreaks - like Melissa, LoveLetter, Sobig.F etc - means the casual Internet user is less exposed to infections from malicious software. Sadly this is not the case at all.

Whilst the volume of widely distributed malware has declined the total figure for malware infectors has increased significantly. The amount of malware in the wild is a far more significant than the attention particular pieces of malware get in determining your risk of exposure to malware threats. Security Park - The majority of malware now comes from organizations involved in criminal activity

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 16th January 2007 11:47PM