Hacking becomes a full-time job

Hacking becomes a full-time job

Summary: Robert Graham, the chief scientist of security company Internet Security Systems, believes 2004 could prove to be a watershed year for hacking. In a recent interview with CNET Asia, he discusses how both the pattern of hacker attacks, and the motives behind the attacks are pointing to the emergence of a new class of professional hackers.

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Robert Graham, the chief scientist of security company Internet Security Systems, believes 2004 could prove to be a watershed year for hacking. In a recent interview with CNET Asia, he discusses how both the pattern of hacker attacks, and the motives behind the attacks are pointing to the emergence of a new class of professional hackers. Examples of such hacker sophistication are not hard to find. In a post on Hack in the box, a Britain-based hacker who calls himself "The Gugq" says that breaking into computer networks and remaining untraceable after the breach has been detected is apparently easier than anyone would like it to be. Very chilling.

Topic: Security

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