Monday, April 07, 2008

High-Tech Crime Is an Online Bubble That Hasn’t Burst - New York Times

Evolution at work...

Electronic crime is maturing, according to security experts, and with its evolution, criminals are adopting conventional approaches like supermarket-style pricing and outsourcing to specialists who might act as portfolio managers or computer technicians.

“It’s a remarkable development of a whole alternative business environment that’s occurred over the last couple years,” said Richard Archdeacon, a senior director of global services for Symantec, an Internet security company with 11 research centers around the world. “What’s been so astonishing is the speed with which it’s developed.”

High-Tech Crime Is an Online Bubble That Hasn’t Burst - New York Times

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