They just don’t make malware like they used to. Or at least like they did earlier this year.

Even low-quality malware, however, is taxing the resources of security companies, since it is being detected in ever-higher numbers.

Over the last six months, the technical creativity of malware has fallen along with the ability to cause massive damage, such as that created by the MyDoom and Sasser worms of years past, wrote Alexander Gostev, senior virus analyst for Kaspersky Lab Ltd., in a recent report.

Story at computerworld.com