Malware threat pits prey against predator

12/3/2013 | Computerworld

Cybercrime is big business, costing U.S. corporations an average of $11.6 million each this year, up 23% compared with 2012, according to a study by the Ponemon Institute. Experts say the war is far from over, with some seeing the problem as a flaw in companies' defense systems. Other see the threat as an ecological cycle, saying it's part of the equilibrium between prey and predator. Both camps think progress has been made, with malware being arrested by techniques, such as signature detection, behavior monitoring, blacklisting and white-listing.

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