Economy fuels malware, spam

Economy fuels malware, spam

Date: Mar 27, 2009
McAfee's Dave Marcus shares his thoughts on the threat landscape, spam's resurgence since the demise of McColo and an anticipated increase in malware as a result of the global economic slump. He also gives his take on the BBC botnet story and the flaw disclosure debate. Marcus was interviewed at the SecureWorld Boston Expo by SearchSecurity.com News Editor Robert Westervelt.

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