The Register.co.uk website ('Biting the hand that feeds IT') isn't just an industry gadfly: concealed beneath its British-accented snark is a lot of useful news – including this report about a new malware-creation tool that's point-and-click easy.
InformationWeek security blogger George Hulme suggests that the real reason for the release of this tool is to overwhelm already stretched-thin security firms. Hulme writes, quoting Panda Software's Ryan Sherstobitoff:
They want to continue to increase the amount of malcode so that AV firms get saturated, and so that organizations get distracted with the worms and malware created by script kiddies using tools like this.
It's just one more reason to make sure your systems are ready for anything, and, as our own Will Smith says, think before you click!