Spyware Evolution Spawns ‘New Breed’ of Hackers, Kaspersky Says
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, By Lyubov Pronina
Hackers across the globe are taking
cyber crime to a new level, using social networks to collect
personal information and steal people’s identities, according to
Kaspersky Lab, Russia’s largest anti-virus software developer.
A “new breed” of cyber criminals is targeting personal
information beyond the traditional data for credit cards, Kurt
Baumgartner, a senior security researcher at Kaspersky, said at
a company-sponsored conference in Moscow today. A new generation
of malware targets every piece of data that can be stolen.
“This year will be more of a turning point,” Baumgartner
said. The aim of the new spyware “is to steal everything,
whether it’s your hair color, your eye color, whom you know,
where you are and creating data warehouses to maintain an
exchange of this information about you.” Full Article