Anatomy of a Computer Virus Writer

Did you ever wonder who’s writing computer viruses? Here is a detailed and extensive article by the New York Times.

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The article describes who writes viruses, who releases them, what the motivation is, why the writers are often not prosecuted, and much more. Very detailed, very informative. I found particularly interesting that rarely virus writers release their viruses: Writing Viruses is not (yet) illegal, but releasing them is. So writers often publish the virus code, and guillable script kiddies pick it up.