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40 malicious code on websites

Wednesday 24th January, 2007

According to an article on the BBC News website, tech criminals are moving the focus of their activities from e-mail to the web. It appears that many spyware or trojan-infected e-mails are getting blocked before they reach the user, so instead "clean" e-mails containing links to websites which contain malicious down loaders are being used instead. The goal seems to be to try to gain access to corporate networks. This rather ties in with my previous article on the relative security of internet explorer and mozilla firefox.

This also seems a little at odds with an earlier report which implied that home PC users were the main target of tech criminals. Or it may be that that particular user base is nearing saturation as far as the aims of tech criminals are concerned.