Microsoft thinks the recent computer worms were a terrorist attack. Now Peter Simpson, of ThreatLab, says that they were part of a plot by organized crime to take over the internet. He says, “This is the sixth in a series of controlled experiments. This isn’t about some kiddy writing viruses in his bedroom?this is really a very sophisticated example of organized crime.”
Will Sturgeon writes that Simpson fears that computer techs are so busy getting rid of the Sobig infection that they?ll “take their eyes off the ball” and ignore the real threat. And he thinks there are worse threats to come.