January 24, 2006
Cybercriminals = Profit-driven Techies Who Think Big
In its 2005 Global Business Security Index Report, IBM explained that the environment of cyber-crime has shifted from general virus outbreaks, to more targeted and damaging profit-seeking ventures directed at companies rather than individuals.
From Security Focus: "Cybercrime is moving from broad ego-driven outbreaks to much smaller targeted attacks aimed at stealing sensitive data or extorting money from companies, IBM stated in its 2005 Global Business Security Index Report released on Monday. The company, however, saw a major increase in the number of targeted attacks, which generally are not well covered by the media. Between two and three targeted attacks were intercepted each week in 2005, according to a summary of the IBM report." [Mark Godsey]
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