Tried, Tested Methods Still Work for Virus Writers
One new trend was introduced in 2003: More worm writers were motivated by profit, and thats likely to continue next year. Some experts contend that there is a connection between malicious code writers and spammers. Also, blended threats arent going away. Experts warn of more worms like SQL Slammer and Blaster.Read the full story at SearchSecurity.com
Mass-mailer worms were far from dead in 2003. There were several high-profile mass-mailers this year, from Swen to Sobig.