Security a money-motivated concern in 2005

If there was one force driving the computer security industry this year, it was money, plain and simple. Gone were the days when teenage hackers vied for bragging rights by defacing a Web site or writing an annoying worm. In 2005 a more sinister class of hacker emerged, working for money and often using quieter, more precise techniques. 2005 was also the year that the financial cost of security breaches became crystal clear, thanks to a California disclosure law that is expected to become a model for upcoming federal legislation in the U.S. Security a money-motivated concern in 2005 | InfoWorld | News | 2005-12-13 | By Robert McMillan, IDG News Service

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