Criminals Getting Better At Hiding Malware
Cyber criminals who manipulate websites to hack into computers are getting more sophisticated at concealing their malicious software, according to a security expert on April 19, 2007. This observation was published by Software.
Over years security experts have been predicting that botnets of compromised PCs would remain a very strong challenge for IT community as crooks find ever new ways to employ them for launching attacks.
Nazario further said their stupefying tools, though primitive in make, were very effective. So far, as security measures using signature techniques to identify malicious websites were concerned, the criminals use concealing methods to bypass these simple signatures.
Botnets help its builders to reach more consumers. Therefore, the ease with which these builders use botnet technologies is increasing fast. Botnet creators also sell their botnets for a wide variety of purposes. As a result, there exist a large number of botnets for business on the online market. Several powerful organizations seem to take over a number of botnets through consolidation, Nazario said. Computerworlduk published this on April 19, 2007.
As malware creators, adware distributors and cyber crooks contribute to access botnets and capitalize on them, massive attacks by Storm Worm that imitate traditional worm behavior and its speedy propagation through spam will rise to new heights, thinks Jose Nazario.
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