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Virus-writing hackers are biggest threat

We’re in trouble when the two meet – “It isn’t rocket science,” says expert. Hackers who crossover into virus writing territory present the biggest danger to corporate computer systems as they perfect the ‘blended threat’ seen in recent virus outbreaks such as Sobig. That’s the assertion of Sarah Gordon, senior research fellow at Symantec Security Response, who has worked with the White House and the FBI to research the psychological profile of hackers and virus writers. Gordon told silicon.com that hackers are driven by the motivation to complete a technology challenge and are usually not interested in the basic task of writing viruses and worms. Full Story

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