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Blended Malware Attacks On The rise

"There's a proliferation of malicious software and malware Research Center of PC Tools has found some worrying trends like integrated intrusions, growth of noxious rootkits, and a 120-percent upsurge in recent attack risks," stated Michael Greene, Vice President of Product Strategy at PC Tools, in a bulletin issued by Responsesource on May 4, 2007.

According to news published by Bcs.org on May 4, 2007, malware incursions have become integrated and knottier, specifically aiming at confidential information. The original form of trojan horses is also altering to perplex cyber scanners, alleged PC tools article.

"Hackers earnings are quite impressive as per the latest international identity theft account. Witnessing the upsurge in ID theft the current year (2007), it will be practical to assume that hacker's earnings nowadays match those of a small nation. Being a big risk, customers are encountering one of the largest net security attacks of all time.

All are at risk -- from visitors of social networking websites to people registering online taxes. Security purveyors who don't upgrade their Internet security software will be vulnerable," Greene averred as reported in the bulletin issued by Responsesource on May 4, 2007.

These alarming trends have been found by PC Tool's malware Research Center: Integrated rootkit incursions on customers, Transformations of trojan horse -- key risks are continually changing to confuse anti-malware filters, Increase in noxious rootkits that stay hidden for a prolonged period before detrimentally violating the client's PC.

The findings of security software company, SoftScan's research report, were similar to that of PC Tools. Both accredited April 2007 with rise in the percentage of malware in the net traffic. SoftScan averred that majority of the e-mails were grouped as phishing and not spam.

"The truth that phishing messages are progressively being acknowledged by anti-virus firms as malware instead of spam, proves how the risk to users is growing," alleged Diego d'Ambra, SoftScan's CTO in a bulletin issued on May 2, 2007 by Sourcewire.

Sophos' research report in April 2007 asserted that the volume of recently forthcoming malware risks multiplied in Q1 2007 akin to the matching phase in 2006.

Related article: Blended Attacks Contributed Highest to Online Threats Last Year

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