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The Fourth Generation of Malware


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What do you get with 20 years of development? More and more potent malware, writes CIO Update columnist Peter Tippett of Cybertrust


Worms, Trojans, viruses, denial of service attacks; many of these seem only to be recent threats to our network environments over the last five years. However, this past January marked the 20th anniversary of the Pakistani Brains virus?the first ever PC virus to replicate itself and spread from one computer to another. [...]


The First Generation: DoS Viruses (1986 - 1995)

The Second Generation: Macro Viruses (1995 - 2000)

The Third Generation: Big Impact Worms (1999 ? 2005)

The Fourth Generation: Malcode for Profit (2004 ? to present)



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