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100,000 Known Viruses


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#1 jgweed

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 02:27 PM

From our friends across the pond, the BBC reports:

The count of known viruses broke the 100,000 barrier and the number of new viruses grew by more than 50%.
Similarly phishing attempts, in which conmen try to trick people into handing over confidential data, are recording growth rates of more than 30% and attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated.
Also on the increase are the number of networks of remotely controlled computers, called bot nets, used by malicious hackers and conmen to carry out many different cyber crimes.

The article also points out that 2004 was the year in which mobile phones became under attack.



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#2 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 11:42 PM

Yeah the people making these needs a law to make them fearful for they could get in trouble.

What I mean is we need a crack down on laws. If caught as the maker of a virus that causes harm they should be fined as much as copying a tape.......

5 years and up to 250,000!

What do you think? I dont see it fair. WHy cant we all be kind? Why make stuff like this? I see the reason in spyware but a virus?

Its just going to keep on getting worse till we can work together to stop it......

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 12:53 AM

What I find disturbing is the indications that viruses, spyware, and phishing attacks are no longer just being written by kids being kids, but are being created by real crooks.
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