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Re: Its not just Spam and DDOS anymore (was Re: OT: Re: Usernegligence?)
- From: Rob Thomas
- Date: Sun Jul 27 11:27:21 2003
] Folks, its not underground any more. The criminals are using trojans
] to steal real money from real people now.
Indeed, and for a while (circa five months by my observation) now.
It is no longer, and hasn't been for a while, about technology.
The technology - the Internet and the connected devices - has
become a conduit for profitable criminal activity on an ubiquitous
scale, pure and simple. Miscreants don't break into databases and
steal 8M credit cards at a pop so they can card shells and shoes.
] Firewalls can't stop it, ISPs can't stop it. Its a *HOST* security issue.
I'll slightly modify that statement; it is a *PEOPLE* issue.
People who write code. People who use systems and networks.
People who abuse all of the above for monetary gain.
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