Virus authors switch from havoc to profit

Wednesday, 9 March 2005, 3:00 PM EST

The last quarter of 2004 was categorised by a distinct trend of virus writers moving away from merely trying to create disruptions to developing malicious code that could potentially generate revenue.

According to the Q4 Web Security Threat Report from ScanSafe, the end of last year witnessed a rise of 13 per cent in the total number of attacks, which in turn reflected an increase in spyware of 15 per cent over the same quarter.

By Robert Jaques at vnunet.

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