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Cybercrime getting more sophisticated

Date: June 25, 2010
Source: News

That’s according to Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report (SIR) which gleans data collected from approximately 500 million computers worldwide to provide intelligence on global online threats.

The report confirms that attackers are now largely motivated by financial gain and rarely act alone. For example, malware creators seldom conduct attacks themselves, but instead work with other criminals in online black markets to buy and sell malware kits and botnet access, says Desmond Nair, who heads Microsoft South Africa’s Server business.
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