Experts Say Hacking is Now for Profit
Hackers are being seen less as heroic, Robin Hood-type figures.Security experts at the Information Security Decisions conference in New York last week offered their thoughts on how the threat landscape will change over the next year. Worms are now being created for profit, no longer just for kicks or to demonstrate coding proficiency, according to John Frazzini, CEO of Security Systems Integration Corp.
Hackers are being seen less as heroic, Robin Hood-type figures as well, which is a good thing for security professionals, said William Hugh Murray, an executive consultant for TruSecure Corp. Employers are coming to the realization that hiring them probably encourages more hacking.