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Malware Writers Exploiting Volatile Threat Landscape, Says McAfee

With malware writers making huge money from their malicious services, the malware attacks are growing at a phenomenal pace, said McAfee Avert Labs, an online security firm.

Data released by McAfee indicates that the number of malware developed during 2006-2007 was expected to see a growth of 245%, and a further hike of 300% forecasted for 2007-2008. McAfee further stated that the total volume of malware generated between January and November 2008 had surpassed the combined total of 2006 and 2007.

Dave Marcus, Director of Security Research and Communications, McAfee Avert Labs, said that cyber crime has changed the landscape with which security experts are dealing today. Majority of malware currently circulating on the net are driven 100% by money and designed to steal inform...

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