That’s because viruses are copycats, said Liran Tancman, CEO and co-founder of the 10-person software firm Cyactive. Creating new code for each new piece of malware is expensive and impractical – and nearly impossible, he said.
“There has never been a documented attack that has not used at least one recycled component,” Tancman, who headed cybersecurity at an elite military intelligence unit in Israel, told FoxNews.com in a phone call. “Hackers modify the original code and then, voilà! A new threat is born.” More