Changes in Threats?

I have been at the Symposium on Privacy and Security today talking about security for small and medium businesses. Afterwards we had a panel discussion where one person asked about the changes in the threats from the internet.

Well, some of the are obvious:

  • Up until recently there was no money involved. Mostly it was a question of "fun", curiosity and similar motivations. Since a few months you can earn money by hacking

  • In the last few months we have seen targeted attacks meaning that a trojan is just written to attack one single person within a company to get access to confidential information.

Now the queston was brought up whether we will really want to have critical technology like Voice over IP on an environment like this.

What do you mean? How did it change? Is the Internet really THAT insecure and risky?


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