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More Fake Antiviruses to Continue Extortion in 2009

Among the top security trends that security company ESET forecasts for 2009, the most dominant is the growing sophistication and volume of hackers' attempts to wrench money from computer users in exchange for bogus anti-malware.

Researchers at ESET said that the tendency to spoof actual vendor websites would increase in 2009 as cyber crooks are raising the sophistication level of their techniques of social engineering.

According to David Harley, Director of malware Intelligence ESET, some of the dominant anti-virus firms have witnessed their websites hoaxed over the recent few months, as reported by SourceWire on December 29, 2008.

Harley further said that al...

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