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A decade or so ago, these things were not written with the intention of
stealing your money nor holding your pictures, documents, etc for
The junk you typically see these days are trojans written with profit in
mind for it's author and/or company responsible for it. This junk is not
written by people who used to author actual viruses.
In fact, it's been several years since I've run across a machine that
had an actual virus infection. :(
I don't personally agree with you that sick minds are responsible for
this trash; rather, it's all about the money now. The economies are
hurting in many places, so I see this problem continuing to grow from a
You have many programmers who are out of work, some of whom have
families to support. For some, if you cannot find work legally, you
create potential income sources. When your kiddo/wife is hungry, it's
amazing what lengths a person will goto to feed them.
I'm a former virus writer, known as Raid. I'm responsible for some old
viruses which in some cases probably did result in data loss. I did not
do it for money and I never did try to steal anyones data. Most of the
time, my viruses would just mess with you and cause you a little
I did know some others who did write malicious code for financial gain;
I just didn't take things that far myself. So I see the world of Malware
from both sides of the fence. On one hand, I was one of them, and on the
other, I'm now one of the "good" guys.
My take home pay isn't enough to take me home!
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