Might we not be missing a trick here in this vaguely FUDy report. I seriously suspect that, for example, villains have NOT recently been hard hit [in the place it matters – their pockets] by recent and substantial improvements in AV technology, squeezing them almost to the point extinction.
Instead, the numbers-game still functions, with more than enough weakly and unprotected systems inhabiting the woowoowoo.
So then, what is the inherent use of this premium piece of coding? Perhaps for those more high value targets in their better protected [hopefully] environs. But that also successfully happens now. And for years where the [no attempt to stigmatise anyone here] Enlightened Cleaning Staff, for example, are allowed free reign.
For my part, were I so criminally inclined, I would actually be staying away from this – given the publicity the sown FUD will almost certainly generate in the media. No, for me I’d stick with the neat stuff you just know will continue have a 30-60 percent success rate in infections across those soft targets and stay a little bit under the radar.
Bottom line – They still have to deliver said code, then it will only matter if you are a soft target: doomed! – but then you already are, n’est pas? Or you are a harder target and the threat is once more mitigated.
A TGIF for you…
Was there any mention of SLAs, btw? :-|
Coat just as pub o'clock approaches.