Saturday, 28 March 2009

'Cybercrime exceeds drug trade' myth exploded

Source: The Register

Ed Amoroso, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of AT&T, recently told a Congressional Committee that cybercrime was a trillion dollar a year business. This was supposed to be based on an FBI report, but the FBI has made no such claim. Instead, it seems to be more of an urban myth. This article attempts to put some perspective on the inflated claim, and find out how the myth got started.

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