The rise and rise of the quiet trojan

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Trojans made up more than 80 per cent of new malware infections over the past six months, according to research from Sophos. Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, said it was because "financially-motivated hackers don't want to infect millions of emails because it draws attention to their malware".

Previously, hackers wrote viruses and worms that indiscriminately targeted large groups in order to show off their skills. But criminal gangs are now going after small, specific groups of people with trojan attacks, because it increases the chance of users surrendering bank details or other data ...

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