by Mike Masnick

Organized Crime Online A Bigger Issue Than Script Kiddies

from the we-need-to-be-reminded... dept

While teenaged hackers defacing websites gets all the attention when people talk about online hacking, the real threat is organized crime and corporate espionage, according to this article from The article makes some important points. While the teenaged hacker is mostly showing off, they tend to make a statement that everyone can see - so the victims know they've been hacked. The opposite is true in other cases, where hackers have every incentive to cover their tracks as carefully as possible. And, since information doesn't "disappear", it's difficult for companies to realize that anyone has broken into their systems at all.

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