Thursday, January 11, 2007

Info Thieves Take Aim at the Enterprise

Matt Hines writes on eWeek:

While few virus examples have been publicly identified that exhibit this growing focus on stealing valuable business data, versus the many that have been unearthed that target consumers' personally identifiable information, analysts say there is plenty of evidence that the trend is picking up momentum.

"There's no doubt that this type of activity is becoming more popular; we've seen a lot more samples and kits, and real code, that is clearly designed to do things like grab files from local systems, to look for specific types of files used in business operations, and the valuable information in those files," said Dan Hubbard, vice president of security research at malware filtering specialists Websense, San Diego.

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