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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.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.