Doug Bedell — July 18, 2014, 8:52 am

Stakes Being Upped on Computer Security

Information Week’s Dark Reading provides some chillingĀ reading indeed. Malware developed originally for government espionage “is now in use by criminals, who are bolting it onto their rootkits and ransomware.” That means, one can presume, that malware is becoming ever more sophisticated, adding to the computer security challenge.

One form of recently discovered malware, dubbed Gyges, says Sentinel Labs, which discovered this example, “is an early example of how advanced techniques and code developed by governments for espionage are effectively being repurposed, modularized and coupled with other malware to commit cybercrime.” Ā 

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