- The hackers are busy: According to Symantec, "the hackers are inventing up to 15,000 new infections every day, designed specifically to get around the latest anti-virus protections."
- 1 in 4 Americans affected by Internet viruses: "But tens of millions of people have--one if four Americans, according to recent reports, as the hackers get more and more sophisticated."
- Fame and fortune for the hackers: "A single hacker can make $30,000 a month and be championed in local newspapers."
- Is the Internet in trouble? "Would you make the statement, 'The Internet in trouble?'" Stahl asked Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Professor and co-founder of StopBadware.org. "Yes, without hesitation," Zittrain replied.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Internet Security covered in 60 Minutes
Last Sunday, 60 Minutes, a news program on CBS, reported a story about Internet security and cybercrime. The program had some interesting stories and stats, namely: