Saturday, December 26, 2009

Why Can't the Law Get the Crooks?

Lincoln Spector writes on NetworkWorld:

Victor Rodriguez wants to know why law enforcement agencies can't stop the criminals infecting our PCs.

Believe it or not, authorities do occasionally catch cybercriminals. Just last month, British detectives arrested two suspects who may have been involved with the ZeuS/Zbot Trojan.

Not that it did much good. A few weeks later, security researcher Troy Gill declared a new variant of Zbot "the most predominant virus/phishing campaign right now."

And that's a big part of the problem. As with drugs and prostitution, if there's money to be made in an illegal activity, people will be there to make it. Arrest two, and 20 more are waiting to take their place.

More here.


At Sat Dec 26, 08:15:00 PM PST, Blogger DannyLMcDaniel said...

The Feds should be able to catch more here in the States, as well as internationally. the problem is that the bad guys are able to adapt abd obtain modern equipment and develop know how faster than the Feds. They have to go through budget acquistion, training, actual equipment deployment, etc. By the time all that is done it's out-dated. Federal law enforcement is well behind the curve when it come to cyber crime. I believe what the FBI says about "the only way to beat a network is with a network." But theirs seem to be too bureaucratic and slow to respond in a critical manner.

Danny L. McDaniel
Lafayette, Indiana


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