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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

Hi, NANOGers.

] 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.

Rob Thomas
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