Chinese hackers wake up to malware – IT Week

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From IT Week:

researchers are noticing an increase in malware originating from China, which is adding to the challenge of investigating online threats.

“The past three to four months have seen a slow increase in Chinese malware. It used to be the odd file every now and then, but it is now almost every day,” Chris Boyd, director of malware research at FaceTime Communications, told vnunet.com.

China has traditionally been a hotbed of password stealers who go after log-in names and passwords for such as World of Warcraft. The criminals are after virtual currencies and goods which can be sold on auction websites.

But FaceTime is reporting a new trend of Chinese criminals developing their own file downloaders and rootkits.” [Full Text]

March 17, 2007 7:05 PM
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