Do virus companies create virus?

im planning to write an article for a section in our school mag entitled Technoblahblah. Recently, we discussed in our class in computer auditing about virus and the antivirus companies. My instructor mentioned about the possibility that the virus companies also create virus or that they hire independent virus... show more im planning to write an article for a section in our school mag entitled Technoblahblah. Recently, we discussed in our class in computer auditing about virus and the antivirus companies. My instructor mentioned about the possibility that the virus companies also create virus or that they hire independent virus makers to send them the malicious codes. well, what for? "it's business," he said. i've already reads blog posts about this issue and found out that cyberpeople have varied opinions. i'd just like to ask what your opinion is on this matter.
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