The Toronto Globe And Mail yesterday ran a well-written piece about the upsurge of computer crime. The article makes the case that criminals are turning to electronic crime due to the enormous opportunities opened up by the combination of numerous insecure systems on the Internet, widespread lack of awareness of basic security measures by users, and the disjointed trans-national law enforcement activities. This is not just scare-mongering, the story is illustrated with news of recent hacking incidents and quotes from professionals in the field. The worrying trend is every bit as clear as global warming.
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