Virus writers and hackers change tactics

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For some time now, Kaspersky Lab has been tracking a shift in virus writers' tactics. The relative decline in the number of global epidemics during the last year signals a move away from the use of mass attacks on users worldwide. Instead, attacks are becoming more localized.

Of course, changing tactics are nothing new in the field of malicious code. Technological advances have always been the chief driving force behind change. The emergence of the Internet as a means of doing business formed the backdrop to the development of internet-borne malware. The technological...

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