Probably you have faced the issue of “getting a virus” on your personal computer or laptop. Back in the early days of computers and Internet in general such a situation could mean only two things. Either you have unintentionally downloaded a malicious program that would want to delete all your files or you have been tricked into a prank of some sort. Now the way it works has changed dramatically.
There are people working tirelessly to create malware that features all the spyware, trojans and worms possible just to get your passwords, bank details, PayPall and e-mail accounts. The market possibilities for abuse are vast and the money are more than good. Today cyber crime has become organized more than ever and in order to fight back against it many companies hire hackers and professional virus writers. More than 70% of such people are actually employed by major organizations in order to find loopholes in the company’s internal systems and prevent potential hacker attacks.