Kaspersky Lab presents Malware Evolution 2005: Part II

31 Mar 2006
Virus News

New report now available from the Kaspersky Virus Lab

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions that protect against viruses, Trojans, worms, hacker attacks, spyware and spam, presents the second part of “Malware Evolution 2005”. The report is a continuation of the first part, published on http://www.viruslist.com in February 2006.

Yury Mashevsky, a Kaspersky Lab virus analyst, provides an overview of the criminalization of the Internet, looking at issues of relevance to both end users and IT professionals with an interest in malicious code. Topics examined include the changing focus of criminal groups, interaction between criminal groupings and the antivirus industry, and technologies such as rootkits used to increase profits through cyber crime. The report also includes an extensive list of recommendations for users.

The report concludes, by stating that “2005 shows that cybercriminals are likely to continue to focus on mobile devices and the financial sector. However, rootkits, botnets, cyber blackmail and other criminal activities are likely to remain widespread.”

Malware Evolution 2005 is available here. Information contained in the report may be reproduced as long as the source and the author are cited.

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Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com) develops, produces and distributes secure content management solutions that protect customers from IT threats. Kaspersky Lab's products protect both home users and corporate networks from viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans, worms, hackers and spam. For many years now, the company has waged a battle against malicious programs, and in doing so has gained unique knowledge and skills that have resulted in Kaspersky Lab becoming a technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of secure content management solutions. Today, Kaspersky Lab's products protect more than 200 million users worldwide and its technology is licensed by leading security vendors globally. To find out more about Kaspersky Lab, visit www.kaspersky.com.