Malware Money Tough to Trace

Experts agree that the most effective way to defeat the current onslaught of technology related attacks would be to dismantle the economics that back them up.

On Sept. 13, a Moroccan court handed out short-term jail sentences to two college-age malware code writers found guilty of launching the Zotob worm virus in August 2005. The conviction of the two young men—along with the pursuit of other virus writers who take down computer networks for the sake of it—highlights law enforcement officials' ability to trace the roots of such attacks. Still, law enforcement officials, consumer advocates and security researchers concede they are making little progress in tracing the finances of those individuals who are using IT-based crimes to make a profit. Malware Money Tough to Trace

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 18th September 2006 9:54PM