The State of Malware in 2011

One of the most challenging aspects of information security is the need to stay up-to-date about the threats. This post from Symantec details the level of sophistication displayed by a current crop of malware, in this case, an entire malware distribution network whose purpose is to infect (& bury deep in the OS), harvest credentials, and also subvert the machine's CPU cycles to crack a mathematical problem ("bitcoin mining").

Src: Introducing Trojan.Badlib: A Malware Distribution Network | Symantec Connect Community

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