There was an interesting rumination this morning in Briefing.com (subscribers only) on Microsoft and the motivation of virus creators. Specifically, they make this point:
What motivates the creators of viruses? Most people view the viruses as simply technological graffiti, written by immature adolescents. While there are certainly virus-creators that fit this profile, a deeper protest is the source of many viruses, and the reason is generally not spoken in public. Many viruses are protests against the imposition of industry standards by Microsoft.
Don’t forget to patch your computers!