2003's most popular viruses, and "hacking" tools

Wednesday, 28 January 2004, 12:26 PM EST

Viruses, Trojan horses, Worms, Adware, Spyware, and Remote Control programs have overrun computers in 2003 and the forecast for these digital parasites is worse for 2004.

Malicious hackers and spammers use all the latest software security holes, worms and trojans to attack many businesses and trick Internet users into revealing their personal and financial information. These constant attacks on private and public systems have become more than just a nuisance, theyíve become an overwhelming financial burden, 10 billion dollars. Listed below are the most commonly used programs Hacker tools, Key Loggers, RAT: (Remote Administration Tool), Spyware, Spyware cookies, Trojans, and Worms from the year 2003.

By Douglas Chick at The Network Administrator.

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