Global malady: Virus writers worldwide team up

Security researchers have been touting the growing nature of professionalism among virus authors over the last several years, but new evidence points to increased cooperation between malware writers spread around the globe, according to some experts.

The practice of using widely-distributed IP addresses to distribute malware and spam to help avoid detection by security companies and law enforcement officials is nothing new among electronic schemers.

However, there is reason to believe that cyber-criminals, specifically virus authors and botnet operators, may be teaming more frequently with people in other regions of the world to help facilitate their respective attacks, said Chris Boyd, the U.K.-based director of malware research at FaceTime Labs, a division of software maker FaceTime Communications. Global malady: Virus writers worldwide team up | InfoWorld | News | 2007-03-20 | By Matt Hines

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