[ISN] Businesses most at risk from Web hackers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 02:51:25 -0500 (CDT)

By Peter Suciu
May 24, 2011

Career criminal Willie Sutton is credited with saying that he robbed 
banks, "because that's where the money is," and while Sutton later 
claimed to have never uttered that infamous line, he did say in his 
autobiography that criminals "go where the money is … and go there 

Unfortunately for many businesses, today's Internet criminals seem to be 
going where the money is and they are, indeed, going there often — as 
the recent hacking of Sony's PlayStation Network has proven. Cyber crime 
experts say that virtually all businesses online are targets.

"Money attracts criminals," says Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO of Comodo, the 
maker of antivirus and firewall solutions for business. "The financial 
industry continues to suffer a lot from cyber crime attacks."

Abdulhayoglu says that high-profile companies that rely on Internet for 
revenue are seeing an increase in attacks. One of the reasons this is 
happening is that there has been a shift from the lone hacker or 
specialized cyber criminal to criminal enterprises that are looking to 
make online attacks part of a new business model.


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