unfortunately a very successful enterprise.
“Cyber-criminals have a very easy job because they’re just software engineers,” he said.
“It’s very hard to find them so it’s a low-risk business.
“They make a lot of money.”
According to Scotland Yard, cyber-crime costs the UK economy £27bn per year.
Cyber-security is not a national problem, it’s international”
Dr Douglas Maughan US Department of Homeland Security
Governments are taking the issue increasingly more seriously.
They are also considering the implications of online weapons being deployed in wars.
For example, electricity grids are often run by computers. So, in theory, one country could disrupt another’s power network in a cyber-attack.
Using a cuber-weapon is very dangerous because it’s a boomerang which will strike back at you,” he said.
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