The Escalation of Confrontation

Yury Mashevsky, a virus analyst at Kaspersky Labs has written a report which shows that "cybercriminals are tracking the activity of the anti-virus industry as closely as the anti-virus industry is tracking malware authors."

Malware attacks are now increasingly focused on public-sector oganisations and government departments and Kaspersky notes a large number of attacks against government-owned banks, e-trading portals, and the military over the last twelve months in spite of the efforts of law-enforcement to anticipate, detect or prevent such crimes.