Tuesday April 17, 2012

Cybercrime Estimates Are Wildly, Ridiculously Overblown

Two researchers are saying that recent cybercrime estimates are ridiculously overblown. So what is the problem with exaggerated stats? According to the article:

The harm experienced by users rather than the (much smaller) gain achieved by hackers is the true measure of the cybercrime problem. Surveys that perpetuate the myth that cybercrime makes for easy money are harmful because they encourage hopeful, if misinformed, new entrants, who generate more harm for users than profit for themselves.