Number of viruses to top one million by 2009
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 08/04/2008 06:58
The total number of viruses will reach one million by year's end, according to security experts.
Malware writers have been forced to create new types of viruses and exploits more regularly as businesses and individuals improve security practices, the experts said.
Sophos chief technology officer Paul Ducklin said about 25 percent of unique malware has been created in the last six months of its 20-year history.