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Understanding the Adversary: Virus Writers and Beyond
September/October 2006 (vol. 4 no. 5)
pp. 67-70
Sarah Gordon, Symantec Security Response
In this column, I explain why understanding the cyberadversary?virus writers, for example--is important and explore the history of both public perceptions and reality, which might not always be the same. In a later column, I'll delve into recent developments, such as the reported increase in financial motivation on the part of spyware-adware manufacturers.
Index Terms:
spyware, adware, virus writers
Citation:
Sarah Gordon, "Understanding the Adversary: Virus Writers and Beyond," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 67-70, Sept.-Oct. 2006, doi:10.1109/MSP.2006.137
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