New Wave Hackers Chase Bucks, Not Bragging Rights

    Date08 Nov 2004
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    4720
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    There's a new generation of hackers on the loose, but unlike previous waves who were content to wreck havoc for bragging rights, these guys are after the gold, not the glory. . . . There's a new generation of hackers on the loose, but unlike previous waves who were content to wreck havoc for bragging rights, these guys are after the gold, not the glory.

    Malicious code cases surged in October by over 20 percent, lead by a resurgence in Bagle and MyDoom and a continued push by money-hungry hackers who are flooding the Internet with Trojans designed to steal dough, not gain notoriety, said a security firm report released this week.

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