Report: Internet criminals are getting faster

Wednesday, 3 May 2006, 12:23 AM EST

Two cybersecurity surveys released Monday underscore an ominous shift in Web intrusions: They are becoming more stealthy and targeted -- and honed to make a quick buck.

Profit-minded intruders are increasingly carrying out "zero-day" attacks that exploit new security vulnerabilities on the same day such flaws become generally known, weeks before patches are available, according to the SANS Institute security training center.

At CIO Today.

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