A Glimpse Inside the Virus Writer

    Date06 Nov 2003
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    4265
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    When most people catch a computer virus it usually makes them much more diligent and update their anti-virus software more often. But when computer security researcher Sarah Gordon was hit by a virus it did not just make her worry . . . When most people catch a computer virus it usually makes them much more diligent and update their anti-virus software more often. But when computer security researcher Sarah Gordon was hit by a virus it did not just make her worry about what was lurking in her inbox.

    It also spurred an interest in who would write such pernicious programs and why they would send them out on to the internet. Now Ms Gordon is a world expert on the psychology of virus writers, why they do it and what will make them stop.

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