As Cybercrime Increases, Being Anonymous Getting Harder
Forbes, by Kenneth Rapoza
Anonymous isn’t so anonymous anymore.
Companies like Sony will continue to witness more breaches of their
virtual networks until top level executives start taking malware, and
the cyber gangs that run many of them, as seriously as they take their
client base. Not only do Sony PlayStation gamers want their IDs and
internet protocol addresses kept secret, companies like Sony want their
computer systems, housing thousands of sacred corporate data, protected
just the same. In the tug of war between software security and cyber
criminals, the red ribbon on the rope is still squarely in the middle,
which means this is one battle the security guys have not fully won. In
fact, it is doubtful that they ever will. For every malware companies
like Kaspersky Lab have destroyed, two more have popped up in its place.
Tim Armstrong, a virus researcher at the Massachusetts based
headquarters of Russian IT security firm Kaspersky Lab said on the
company’s website Wednesday that corporations were not doing enough to
protect their data, and the personal information of their clients.