Recently, new malware was discovered with the ability to identify the operating system of the victim, and infect them accordingly. As most of the secure platform myths have been busted, we have definitely crossed into new territory this year.
First of all, malware is now very much a mainstream business practice. Years ago, security researchers found exploits and disclosed them to companies for the purpose of fixing the hole. Today, some researchers may still use the same code of ethics, however, there’s profit to be had in return for finding flaws in systems. The buyers of these exploits could be businesses wishing to target each other in competitive infection or spying. Also, being that new cold war strategies of governments include hacking other countries and their resident companies, there is vast profit to be potentially earned by hackers.read more