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Malware and spam volume down, complexity on the rise: Symantec

Patrick Budmar | March 6, 2012
The level of technical innovation and social engineering, as well as the targeting of business executives, are some of the new security trends that Symantec is warning people to be vigilant against.

"What is remarkable about malware is the innovation taking place than the volume," Covich said.

He points out that if someone sends out a large amount of email viruses that are caught by filters, then that is not effective, so a lot of malware writers who are "in it for the money" actively look for new way to get viruses to reach peoples' machines.

"What we'll see as time goes on is more advanced ways to deliver viruses both on the technical and social engineering sides," Covich said.


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