Video: Hackers tailor malware to individual businesses

Video: Hackers tailor malware to individual businesses

Summary: Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at security specialist F-Secure, says hackers are writing malware designed specifically to break into the victim organisation

TOPICS: Security

High-profile businesses now face the evolution of traditional malware attacks, as hackers write malicious code designed specifically to break through their defences, with antivirus unable to spot such intrusions. But that's not the end of organisations' security headaches, as F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen reveals further problems with mobile devices and online-banking Trojans. In the first of a two-part interview, he speaks exclusively to ZDNet UK's Tom Espiner.

Topic: Security

Tom Espiner

About Tom Espiner

Tom is a technology reporter for He covers the security beat, writing about everything from hacking and cybercrime to threats and mitigation. He also focuses on open source and emerging technologies, all the while trying to cut through greenwash.

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