Cashing in on misconfigured systems

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Cashing in on misconfigured systems

It’s not news anymore that cyberattackers penetrating corporate networks are after money, not infamy, these days. The bread they can make from these and other online activities, such as spam, is staggering. One only has to look at the recent case of Christopher William Smith, who allegedly made over $20 million illegally selling prescription drugs through spam emails.

But, identity theft incidents are fast-becoming ideal cash cows for many of today's cyberthieves. And just how they are getting this information has little to do with the oft-talked about vulnerabilities in software. Citadel's Michael Wiser points to a Gartner stat that supports this assertion, ...

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