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Computer Viruses and Other Malicious Software

A Threat to the Internet Economy

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Malware attacks are increasing both in frequency and sophistication, thus posing a serious threat to the Internet economy and to national security. This book is a first step toward addressing the threat of malware in a comprehensive, global manner. It informs readers about malware -- its growth, evolution and countermeasures to combat it;  presents new research into the economic incentives driving cyber-security decisions; and  makes specific suggestions on how the international community can better work together to address the problem.

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Malware: Why Should We Be Concerned?

The growth of malware, and the increasingly inventive ways in which it is being used to steal personal data, conduct espionage, harm government and business operations, or deny user access to information and services, is a potentially serious threat to the Internet economy, to the ability to further egovernment for citizen services, to individual’s online social activities, and to national security.

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