Who's Getting Rich on Computer Viruses?

Thursday, 10 June 2004, 12:05 PM EST

Computer viruses cost businesses and consumers around the world billions of dollars each year. So who -- if anyone -- is profiting from viruses? And if no one is profiting, what is the motivation behind virus creation? The answers are not completely clear.

"If you're that good of a programmer, you have a bright future ahead, but it's not in writing viruses," said David Perry of Trend Micro. "We need to continue to pursue and apprehend and punish virus writers, and put out the message this is not acceptable behavior."

By Justine Brown at Enterprise Security Today

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