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.More here.
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.