Why Are Virus Attacks Getting Worse?
The latest examples have been outstandingly efficient.Why have we seen so many new virus attacks in recent weeks? I believe its because there has been little effort made by law enforcement officials to find or stop the virus authors. Maybe there is more effort coming from law enforcement than Im observingbut if thats true, what theyre doing is incredibly inefficient, and its helping to give the green light to every black-hat coder out there. Script kiddies have gone berserk, seeing that nobody is being caught or prosecuted, and they form a unique smokescreen for the more talented culprits. The scariest aspect is that these viruses and the tricks being used to infect machines are outstandingly efficient and of high quality. To be honestand I know this is adding to the problemyou have to feel some admiration for the latest series of attacks. PC Magazine has covered them all in detail recently in
Two things that are at work here concern me. First, the top black hats have not seriously exploited the Microsoft Outlook preview window (which can execute code). This means they are likely saving that trick for the