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Lawyers see security suit-riddled future

At the RSA Conference 2003 here on Tuesday, lawyers outlined a hypothetical scenario, in which Harry the Hacker, angry because he’s been fired, decides to put his computing skills to work for nefarious purposes. During his cracking spree, Harry’s escapades include using the insecure system of We Care Hospital to launch an attack against a bank, stealing the credit card numbers of customers of an online porn company, discovering the medical records of his former boss, which indicate he has just tested positive for HIV, and posting those records on the Web. Harry then absconds with millions and flees the country, leaving a path strewn with victims of identity theft, privacy breaches, and of course, staggering financial losses. Soon after, the finger pointing ensues. Many lawyers think security could be the next big area of cyber law, especially as attacks become more prevalent and companies and their customers suffer growing financial losses. What’s more, hackers who breach the systems to steal and use credit card addresses are often difficult to find, meaning victims must find new targets for blame. Full Story

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