Malware authors hungry for profit

Thursday, 7 September 2006, 12:16 AM EST

The vast majority of malware is created with criminal intent as black-hat hackers turn from technical one-upmanship to seeking real financial gain, according to a new report.

Some 88 per cent of the new malware detected in the second quarter of 2006 was related to cyber-crime, reported PandaLabs in its latest global report.

At vnunet.

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