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'Boom year' for hi-tech criminals

Discussion in 'General Security' started by lotuseclat79, Dec 29, 2008.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Thread Starter

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    'Boom year' for hi-tech criminals.

    Sophos said it was now seeing more than 20,000 new malicious programs every day. 2008 was also the year in which Symantec revealed that its anti-virus software now protected against more than one million viruses.

    The vast majority of these malicious programs are aimed at Windows PCs. Viruses made their debut more than 20 years ago but the vast majority of that million plus total have been created in the last two-three years.


    -- Tom
     
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    Interesting read (y)
     
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