Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/183642/who-is-making-all-this-malware-and-why/
We’ve come a long way since the days of infected floppy disks moving between DOS computers. Malware isn’t about messing with you, joking around, or just causing damage — it’s all about profit.
Ha - I remember that Happy99 worm. It was the only time I've ever gotten a virus/malware on one of my computers. It was incredibly polite -- it kept a list of everyone it had mailed itself to so I could warn them (about 4 people by the time I figured out what was going on.)
It's not only with malware. In our world, profit is behind everything.
A long time ago we use to say : Look for the woman.
Now, it's: look for the profit.
With no doubt women were more appealing !
One of the worst viruses has been around since the 1980s and is still quite prevalent. It's called Microsoft™ Windows©. Some years ago, I decided not to install any malware on any of my computers, so this was the first to go, and luckily all the others disappeared at the same time.
LOL! How true. We use to be able to trust windows. Now,clicking, "recommended" is no longer recommended.
If you back up your data a lot, Ransomware will not be a threat. They are counting on the fact that you haven't backed up in six months or more.
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