Welcome to 2007: the year of professional organized malware development


Increasingly, we are drifting away from the chaotic distribution of new malware (malicious software). The distribution of new malware has become highly organized and will continue to be so. The "Detect and Forget" times of Antivirus programs belong to the past. This is relevant, at least, for most of recent new malware.

Malware writers have noticed that they can gain large amounts of money from distributing malware. This is a completely different situation from a few years ago, when malware authors wrote malware to gain acceptance and "fame" within a small group of other virus writers, says Michael St. Neitzel, Technical Spokesman and Senior Antivirus Architect for F-PROT Antivirus. Welcome to 2007: the year of professional organized malware development

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 10th February 2007 8:30AM