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Friday, 2 April 2010

Why do people create computer viruses?

Why do People Create Computer Viruses? | Technibble

There are hundreds of thousands of viruses out there (if not
millions) and they often designed for different objectives. Most of them
fall under the following categories:

  • To take control of a computer and use it for specific tasks
  • To generate money
  • To steal sensitive information (credit card numbers, passwords,
    personal details, data etc.)
  • To prove a point, to prove it can be done, to prove ones skill or
    for revenge purposes
  • To cripple a computer or network
Read the link for more details.

Most of the viruses I find and deal with on a regular basis on client computers generally fall under points 4 and 2 - to prove it can be done and to generate money.

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