A Long Year of Hackers Disrupting the Web

It was the year when cybercriminals targeted everything from MySpace to Wikipedia Latest News about Wikipedia, and even a Web site maintained by a Kentucky Boy Scout troop wasn't safe for casual browsing.

Computer security experts said 2006 was also the year that hacking stopped being a hobby and became a lucrative profession practiced by an underground of computer developers and software sellers.

Like true business people, bad guys not only broadened their reach by attacking popular social networking sites, they also diversified their product line by launching attacks through popular software applications like PowerPoint and Adobe Reader and expanded their activities overseas. E-Commerce News: Viruses & Malware: A Long Year of Hackers Disrupting the Web

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