For those who are unaware over the past two months there have been a significant number of targeted Hacker attacks against Pro-Tibetan human rights organisations and individuals. These attacks are covered in the paper that can be found here - http://www.ironcove.net/archives/82
The paper recommends the use of Ubuntu on the Desktop for these organisations as none of the recent malware attacks would have had any effect on an Ubuntu Desktop.
My question to the forum is what arguments can be made against the often stated argument that there is no malware for Linux / Ubuntu because the user base is low? If Desktop Linux became popular then malware would be developed and the situation would be the same?
I have some ideas, but would like to put this out and get some ideas from the Ubuntu community.