Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Proto Condostieri

I expect that cyber-war companies will eventually develop that sell their services to the highest bidder regardless of nationality or ideology; and that eventually the cyber-war companies will work for themselves.

Who knows how long this trend will take. But I think I can say with some confidence that I know where the cyber-war companies will originate:

Russian hackers get a “gold medal” for fraud, but their Chinese counterparts carried out more than half of all the cybercrimes committed last year, according to Kaspersky Lab, Russia’s largest antivirus software developer.

Right now the Russians and Chinese seem to enjoy what their hackers and fraudsters do abroad in cyber-space.

What happens when these hackers become willing to target their own country's interests for money from whoever is willing to pay?