Hacker Profiling Stirs Controversy

Profiling is controversial even among hackers. A project to develop profiles of different types of hackers has some researchers up in arms and others intrigued.

The Hackers Profiling Project (HPP), headed up by the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM), is trying to get closer to the criminal mind behind the hack so organizations can better respond to an attack. ISECOM envisions a methodology where you can identify the type of attacker who hit you based on forensic data that correlates with his or her "profile."

But some white-hat hackers don't like the idea of hacker profiling. "I think it is a horribly flawed idea. Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Hacker Profiling Stirs Controversy - Security News Analysis

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