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Cybercrooks turn to malware for financial gain

Malicious software coded by cyber criminals for financial gain accounted for some 70 percent of all malware detected during the first quarter of 2006, it was claimed today. According to a new study from antivirus developer Panda Software, the new malware dynamic sees financial profit become malicious software creators’ top priority. Of all malware detected by the company’s free online scanner, about 40 percent was spyware. Some 17 percent of the total was made up by trojans, including banker trojans that steal confidential data related to bank services and ‘droppers’ or ‘downloaders’ that download malicious applications onto systems. Full Story

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