Monday, September 19, 2005

The business of hacking, cracking, etc.

According to Symantec, one of the biggies in anti-virus protection, more and more hackers/crackers are in it for the money. Previous hacking and virus incidents were often driven by a desire for notoriety among the 7337 hacking community. Now, there's big bucks to be had in taking personal information and credit card fraud, so professional weasels are moving in to the scene. What does this mean? Cracking is no longer a hobby done by caffeine-fueled amateurs in the midnight hours, but a livelihood. Make way for the professionals: .

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