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Hack attacks multiply in June

Computer virus infections were up sharply this month around worldwide, with anti-virus software developer Trend Micro posting advisories for 21 new types of malware to 27 June, up from 14 in May and eight in April. Andrew Gordon, enterprise senior pre-sales engineer, northern region, at Trend Micro Australia, said Australia was experiencing the flow-on effects of a global increase in malware attacks increasingly targeting back-door, network and Web-based vulnerabilities. “There’s definitely a lot more hacker-type activity as opposed to specific virus-writing activity,” Gordon said. “We’re probably seeing a move away from the more dastardly-type viruses, but when you think about what these [recent] threats are doing–such as opening up one machine to anything–if you’ve got a laptop with sensitive information on it there’s a lot of concern.” Full Story

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