Anti-Virus Market Grows - So Does ID Theft

The Register reports that the anti-virus market will grow to reach $7.49bn by 2012, according to market analyst Frost & Sullivan (F&S). Last year, the market was worth $3.27bn.

Increasingly, Malware is written as a tool to obtain confidential user information by phishing fraudsters. Greater awareness of such trends will drive enterprise and individuals to invest in anti-virus and other security technologies, according to F&S.