1/9/2008
02:21 PM
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn
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Have You Been Victimized By Malware?

Crime reporting often includes the victim's side of the story. This seems to be less common with cybercrime reporting. There are several reasons: Many of those with computer viruses are unaware that they've been victimized, and IT workers don't want the world to know that their systems have been compromised. I'm hoping some of you, anonymously or not, will be willing to e-mail me (or post here if you prefer) and share your experience with malware. With ne



Crime reporting often includes the victim's side of the story. This seems to be less common with cybercrime reporting. There are several reasons: Many of those with computer viruses are unaware that they've been victimized, and IT workers don't want the world to know that their systems have been compromised.

I'm hoping some of you, anonymously or not, will be willing to e-mail me (or post here if you prefer) and share your experience with malware.

With news of ever-more-sophisticated cybercrime, what is the real-world impact of malware? Does it mean longer hours for security professionals? Does it mean being fired for mistakes? Is it nothing to be concerned about? Has it changed your outlook?I look forward to hearing from you.

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