Malware Exploits Most in 4 Years

According to security vendor McAfee, in their May threat report, active malware at large on the Internet has reached a new four-year high, on track to reach 100 million samples by the end of 2012.  This was reported in the August 2012 issue of PCWorld.  New development kits for malware writers appeared that are responsible for the increase in activity.  The successful counterattacks on the botnets built on the Zeus and SpyEye packages has forced cybercriminals to seek out different tools.


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