Truth About Computer Security Hysteria
It's obvious when you compare the two (part 3)Rob Rosenberger, Vmyths co-founder
Tuesday, 20 May 2003
[continued from part 2] I SAID IT before and I'll say it again. "I would gladly throw away the entire Internet just to reinstall the USS Cole as easily as we reinstall an operating system." It's obvious when you compare these two events:
Viruses & worms cause "billions of dollars in damage" — each! — yet the U.S. government doesn't care enough to slap a bounty on these perpetrators. In fact, in a number of high-profile cases, the Justice Department launched a global manhunt only to ignore the billion-dollar cyber-attacker once identified. Go figure.
[continued in part 4]