Cybercriminals on the Prowl; Measures to Curb Menace Not Enough

May 29, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Breaking into computers is on the rise. The shock element the phenomenon triggers is huge. Though efforts have been on to thwart hack attacks, it looks like the malaise is on an upward trend.

A recent survey opens up a form for a more focused debate on the issue, with the revelation that hackers are on the prowl much stronger than ever.

The survey that was conducted among as many as 500 executives of US businesses, law enforcement services and government agencies was released this Wednesday. According to the findings, online hackers are determined to sneak into computers, rob information and tinker with businesses. The sad part is that these hackers of the new age are more technologically advanced than those who are working all day and night to put a check on their activities.


As per the 12th annual survey of cybercrime trends, which was co-sponsored by business consulting firm PwC, the US Secret Service, the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute and CSO security news magazine, the hacker scene is much more potent and would need tech advancement if we are to completely stop them.

If you read through the survey findings, you would know that three out of four respondents revealed that had detected a security breach in the last year. Every organization has been subject to at least 135 intrusions on an average, it has been revealed.

What makes things frightful is that even after much has been done in the arena of cybersecurity and its technologies, cyber criminals are out on the prowl and have been successful in breaching into info rich networks.

It is being said that a radically different approach to cybersecurity is the need of the hour and organizations and the government would need to take this as a priority need.

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