Thursday, May 16, 2013

US government now the biggest buyer of malware

US government is now the biggest buyer of malware, Reuters reports | The Verge: " . . . The US government won't say anything about the scope or details of its cyber warfare efforts, but vendors and former defense contractors say the US has become a top buyer in the burgeoning malware market. Former officials worry that this shift in priorities is luring skilled hackers and researchers away from defense and toward the more lucrative business of building weaponized malware for government use. "There has been a traditional calculus between protecting your offensive capability and strengthening your defense," said former NSA director Michael Hayden. "It might be time now to readdress that at an important policy level, given how much we are suffering."" (read more at link above)

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