Hackers Fiercer Than Ever, FBI Says


As head of the ever-expanding
FBI computer intrusion squad, Trent Teyema has heard all the stereotypes of who hackers are, but he knows that people who call themselves that today are a long way from their counterparts of even just a few years ago.

"[A hacker] used to be a 12-year-old in the basement eating M&\1Ms and drinking Mountain Dew," Teyema said. "That's not the case anymore."

Teyema, who was speaking Wednesday at a conference of the Computer Security Institute here, said hackers today are often armed, operating in other countries, and capable of malicious acts far beyond identity theft and fraud. Hackers Fiercer Than Ever, FBI Says - Yahoo! News

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