Cybercrime: A Recession-Proof Growth Industry
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 07/02/2011 16:13
Even in a struggling economy there are some businesses that continue to thrive. In an era of cutbacks and layoffs, one industry has continued to skyrocket--with double digit growth year over year--cybercrime. The bar for entry is low, the overhead is minimal, and the compensation can be phenomenal. Put away your résumé, though--you don't want this job.
Cybercrime has been a model of business success for the past decade. It went through some early growing pains where bravado and notoriety were higher priorities than profit, but now it is a finely tuned machine of commerce. Granted, you'll still get spam and phishing attacks with poor grammar, written in bad English, but many attacks today are polished and professional.