Catching the Cyber Criminals

How to catch a cyber criminal asks Ron Condon at and the answer is apparently, "Do it yourself."

"One big attraction for anyone getting into cyber crime", he writes, " is the slim chance of getting caught or punished. Many big companies that fall victim, notably the banks, often choose to sweep the event under the carpet rather than face the shame of admitting they have been hacked.

If they catch the culprit, they are likely to let him go free in exchange for keeping his mouth shut. If crimes are reported to the police, they have little chance of being successfully prosecuted. Law enforcement has much higher priorities, and its resources for chasing computer crime are limited."

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