Photos from the frontline: AusCERT 2010

Photos from the frontline: AusCERT 2010

Summary: At AusCERT 2010 this week, speakers waxed lyrical on security, talking about everything from cybercriminals purchasing BMWs to the age of Cybergeddon.

TOPICS: Security

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  • (Credit: Munir Kotadia/ZDNet Australia)

    Kaspersky said cybercriminals are just like the legitimate software industry except they don't pay taxes and they don't report their financial results. "I call it C2C. B2B is business to business, B2C is business to consumer and C2C is criminal to criminal," he said.

  • (Credit: Munir Kotadia/ZDNet Australia)

    Kaspersky showed a picture of a wrecked BMW, which crashed and killed the driver during an illegal street race in Moscow. He said the driver was 19 and had paid for the car with proceeds from his cybercriminal activities. "Not bad — from both sides. A new BMW 7 Series is good and a dead criminal is good as well."

  • (Credit: Munir Kotadia/ZDNet Australia)

    During his presentation, Eugene decided to preserve the moment and take a picture of his audience.

Topic: Security

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About Munir Kotadia

Munir first became involved with online publishing in 1998 when he joined ZDNet UK and later moved into print publishing as Chief Reporter for IT Week, part of ZDNet UK, a weekly trade newspaper targeted at Enterprise IT managers. He later moved back into online publishing as Senior News Reporter for ZDNet UK.

Munir was recognised as Australia's Best Technology Columnist at the 5th Annual Sun Microsystems IT Journalism Awards 2007. In the previous year he was named Best News Journalist at the Consensus IT Writers Awards.

He no longer uses his Commodore 64.

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