More to blame for virus epidemic

Wednesday, 14 April 2004, 7:31 PM EST

There is an interesting new dynamic to the recent malicious code outbreaks that have plagued corporations.

The methods of infection and propagation haven't changed much--virus writers are still relying on mass-mailing techniques--but the targets of these exploits have changed drastically.

Over the last several years, most malicious code has targeted Internet users in general. Recently, however, the target has shifted. Malicious code is now the preferred weapon in a war between virus writers and corporations--or even between rival groups.

By Bruce Hughes at ZDNet.

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