In July 2002, Andrew Lee explained why an effective hoax could be as damaging as a mass-mailed fast-burning virus, and questioned whether we should begin to classify hoaxes as malware.
Thanks mainly to the marketing efforts of the anti-virus industry around the world, in 1993 the true extent of the computer virus problem has been efficiently concealed beneath a ragbag of pseudo-scientific projections, surveys, reports, forecasts and speculations. In December 1993, Jim Bates presented the findings of a survey of UK computer programmers, conducted without any input from the software vendors.
Gabor Szappanos looks at a series of malware campaigns that used Office macros to download the commercial HawkEye keylogger.
Writing in February 2004, Stuart Taylor considers what he believes to be the start of a new trend in virus writing and wonders whether there is truly a criminal element entering virus writing.