Friday, August 01, 2008

Black Hats and Cold War

Kelly Jackson Higgins writes on Dark Reading:

What you can’t see can hurt you -- and most likely, it already has. By now, your credit card number is probably sitting somewhere on a crime server, either already compromised or ripe for the picking. But since we don’t actually see this happen nor can we put a face to the perpetrators, it’s easy to dismiss the threat or ignore it altogether -- until we feel it in our wallets.

The stakes are higher than a compromised credit card account, however. There’s a cyberspace Cold War going on right now between the U.S. and two countries-who-must-not-be-named (two guesses), according to a commissioner on the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency, which is working on policy, research, and technology recommendations for the next administration to combat cybercrime and cyber warfare.

More here.


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