Britain: As many as 1000 cyber attacks an hour against individuals

Posted on January 20, 2013 • Filed under: Internet, United Kingdom

According to hackers aren’t just one type of person,’ says Cal Leeming, a former hacker responsible for a £750,000 theft who now works in computer security. ‘It could be one person at home, a 15-year-old kid maybe, but there are others who have jobs, too.’‘It’s an underground economy,’ says Kevin Haley, Norton’s director of security response.‘It operates across geographic boundaries. It is spreading so that a lot of it now comes from countries that already have a high level of violent crime – developing countries with large computer populations such as South Africa and Brazil. Read Article

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