Microsoft releases new findings about viruses, spam, fraud, and spyware

Microsoft released the newest Security Intelligence Report (SIR), which focuses on trends in malicious software and other computer threats in the second half of 2007.

Purveyors of viruses, spyware, and other malicious software are increasingly motivated by financial gain, the report shows, among other findings.

The report uses data collected from several hundred million Windows users and some of the busiest online services on the Internet.

Visit the Microsoft Malware Protection Center SIR portal to download the full report and Key Findings Summary.

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »