In news that might be of interest to wireless communication device manufacturers, Trusteer has stressed it is vital that businesses identify and respond to malware infections as quickly as possible.
Richard Moffitt, consultant systems engineer at Trusteer, observed that more sophisticated malware is "certainly on the rise".
"What we're finding is that attacks happen very quickly - it's an automated process, [and] there are toolkits that allow fraudsters to generate new pieces of malware in minutes," he added.
"It's really a matter of identifying malware quickly, because it's all about time. In a number of hours, once an exploit is released, people will be working to take advantage of that and distribute malware and commit fraud."
Firms are now more aware of the significance of a speedy response than they used to be, he concluded.
Earlier this month, CSIS confirmed that the source code for the ZeuS banking Trojan is now freely available to anyone online. This means it is likely that malware will become even more widespread.
Posted by Andre Dixon