Half of viruses written for criminal gain

Monday, 21 March 2005, 1:20 PM EST

Over half of all computer viruses, trojans and malicious code are created to steal sensitive information and make money, according to research released today.

A report by IT security firm Symantec shows that 54 per cent of the most common malware samples discovered in the last six months were written by criminals to extort money and steal identities.

By Daniel Thomas at Computing.

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