Tuesday May 26, 2020

Strategies evolve as virus battle heats up

The battle between anti-virus developers and malicious parties is like a convoluted arms race.

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
3rd April, 2010

The battle between anti-virus developers and malicious parties is like a convoluted arms race. Strategies are constantly evolving, as are the weapons being used to fight this unending war.

The mindset of those that perpetrate cyber attacks has changed, as the criminal world has shown an increased interest in the value of data.

“Traditionally you had the hackers,” said Ronnie Dockery, Windows client lead with Microsoft. “In the 1980s, you had geeks who, often not...

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