Do We Need Security Vigilantes?
from the ah,-the-wild-west dept
As governments get concerned about how to fight off online crime, a new study has come out saying that law enforcement needs better skills at fighting online crime, and not more money. Of course, the immediate response to that is exactly how are they supposed to get these skills without more money? Since everyone likes to compare the internet to the “wild west,” it certainly sounds like a situation where there are very few law enforcement officials out here in the “wild west of the internet” and one of the biggest things that could be done to help stop online crime is to get a few more out here. With that in mind, I guess it’s no surprise that we already see amateur sleuths banding together for vigilante justice online. And, of course, the latest such vigilante action that’s quickly making its way to internet legend status is the story of the p-p-p-powerbook.