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Old 22nd July, 2007, 07:24 PM
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Net criminals shun virus attacks

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Sunday, 22 July 2007

Net criminals shun virus attacks
By Mark Ward,
Technology Correspondent, BBC News website

Windows PCs are favoured by hi-tech criminals
Hi-tech criminals have found novel ways to carry out web-based attacks that are much harder to spot and stop, warn security experts.
Some cyber criminals have exploited file-sharing networks and popular webpages to attack targets.
The malicious hackers have turned to these methods instead of going to the trouble of hijacking home PCs.
Using these methods the hi-tech criminals have staged some of the biggest attacks security experts have
ever seen.... Front Page
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Here is what I though was worth putting before you for your consideration...":O}

""The topologies are varying as we see more P2P and http nets each day," he said. "This is a very growing and troubling trend."

The Shadowserver group had also seen increasing attacks on servers so attackers can booby-trap them to catch out visitors.

"As the servers themselves are compromised, even the most careful end-user is now more vulnerable for infection," he said."
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"As the servers themselves are compromised, even the most careful end-user is now more vulnerable for infection," he said.
I thought the new methods they're talking about, don't involve any infection of user's PCs.
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