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Experts say malicious hackers growing in numbers

Security managers often find it frustrating that the development of threats always seems to be a step ahead of protective measures. Last week at the Information Security Decisions conference in New York, some security experts offered their projections of how the threat landscape will change over the next year — and suggested mitigations. For example, William Hancock, CSO of UK-based Cable and Wireless, predicts a megaworm, combining features currently seen in single worms, will appear soon. “Most worms do not carry a destructive payload. In a lot of ways they look like parts of a program,” he said. Such a worm would propagate very quickly, affecting parts of the Internet “but it wouldn’t take the Internet down,” Hancock said. Full Story

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