This post is another in my continuing series of warnings about the changing nature of security threats on the Internet. There has been an almost total disappearance of the kind of disruptive mail mailing viruses, like the ILoveYou or Anna Kournicova viruses. the reason for this is that the nature of on-line threats has shifted from a group of hackers doing it for fun and notoriety, to a group of professionals doing it for profit. Skilled criminal groups are after the money, and bringing the Internet to its knees profits no one.
There is a good article by john Morrell of Good Morning Silicon Valley. You can read his post, and link to the original articles that he is citing at: http://svextra.com/blogs/gmsv/2007/11/dont_you_miss_the_days_when_cybercrime_was_the_work_of_passionate_amateurs.html