The purveryors of malware are becoming increasingly well-organised and financed, according to vendor?Symantec‘s?Internet Security Threat Report.

In the past?e-criminals made money from selling code, estiablishing botnets, or spamming, but gangs are now performing all three functions themselves to provide more co-ordianated attacks.

‘We are starting to see blended threats much more,’ said Ollie Whitehouse, researcher at Symantec. ‘This is a stark contrast to how things were working a year ago. There is more financial backing to these criminals now: the organized crime aspect has definitely increased.’

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