Thieves Winning Online War, Maybe Even in Your Computer - NYTimes.com

This is by no means news to the Security Professionals. However, it is time that stories like this one hit the mass media in order to raise attention and awareness of the issues. Next time someone's machine is acting quirky, take it seriously and have someone knowledgeable take a look at it.

John Markoff, the author of the NYT article has several good quotes, including:
For example, malware programs now infect computers and then routinely use their own antivirus capabilities to not only disable antivirus software but also remove competing malware programs.
and

The cyber-criminals appear to be at least as technically advanced as the most sophisticated software companies. And they are faster and more flexible.
Src: Thieves Winning Online War, Maybe Even in Your Computer (NYTimes.com)

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