20+ years in: hackers follow a business model to rip you off
March 5, 2017
Paul MacArthur has seen a lot in 20+ years of cybersecurity. Bad guys are getting more sophisticated and the marketplace has become commoditized. Buying software to steal personal information isn't expensive and there are sales and marketing campaigns to promote it.
In this podcast, Secureworks executive Paul MacArthur says one group that focuses on ransomware (the fast growing type of software virus) netted $120 million dollars — in one recent month.