Chinese hackers wake up to malware

Monday, 19 March 2007, 12:16 AM EST

"The past three to four months have seen a slow increase in Chinese malware. It used to be the odd file every now and then, but it is now almost every day," Chris Boyd, director of malware research at FaceTime Communications.

China has traditionally been a hotbed of password stealers who go after log-in names and passwords for online games such as World of Warcraft. The criminals are after virtual currencies and goods which can be sold on auction websites.

At IT Week.

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