As we discussed earlier this year in the Sophos Security Threat Report 2010 [PDF], a third era of malware appears to have well and truly arrived.
Hacking and virus writing began as hobbyist activities, often with the intention to show how smart the perpetrator was rather than to benefit financially. It was the time of Green Caterpillars munching the contents of your screen or letters cascading down your monitor like raindrops.
Cybercrime was a…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.