New path of attack

Monday, 28 November 2005, 10:25 AM EST

Cybercriminals have had it with the limelight. With the law onto them, they've mostly abandoned self-aggrandizing vandalism to concentrate on more clandestine concerns: making money off someone else's data. And to do that, they're now attacking applications rather than operating systems.

By Thomas Claburn at InformationWeek.

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