See subject. See brilliant journalism in BusinessWeek: Missed Alarms and 40 Million Stolen Credit Card Numbers: How Target Blew It The “civil” hedge in this OP hed links it to old-fashioned bank heist, etc., as opposed to the huge financial damage caused by military cyber attacks.
Heck, let’s include non-heists, the $$ damage of corporate vandalism.
Expanding the OP:
Why didn’t Interpol–can they?-- or the Russians–they’re crooked and bought off?–simply fuck up Rescator and the Odessa site beforehand, or the ones now operating?
How can Odessa’s market exist so openly? Which brings me to something I never understand about capturing the slippery little buggers, both the code and the creators. I know a little about the history of ThePirateBay, but even then, when the shit hit the fan, they were uprooted.
Now, this is question: at least at some basic level at some time or another this is a matter of physical servers also, right? That’s how I’m getting the reason for Cyberbunker, in addition to the Dr. Evil vibe.
Some bad guy has to boot up something somewhere, right? Even if, say, he’s storing all his booty on my account somehow, he’s got to get at it? Or since everything exists as data, including bank accounts, if the code is good enough it pumps out bank money so well it gets thoroughly laundered?
Of course, by that reasoning, the best codes are still at it, skimming away just enough not to get noticed.
I’m all confused.