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Hackers Change Attack Modes, Seek Financial Payoff

The typical picture of a hacker has often been one of an introverted, misunderstood teen with a great deal of repressed anger. Launching an attack and disabling thousands of computers somehow seems to compensate for those feelings. Increasingly, however, while the hacker profile remains much the same, the ways in which these individuals compensate for their feelings of inadequacy have been changing. “Hackers are now being lured by the promise of financial gains,” said Pete Lindstrom, research director at Spire Security, a security consulting company. Full Story

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