The worst part is that almost none of those who use the above malicious attacks are successfully prosecuted. The professional criminals on the Internet are living large because the Internet isn't good at producing court-actionable evidence. It's anonymous by default, and tracks are lost and covered up in milliseconds. Right now we live in the "wild, wild West" days of the Internet. As it matures, the criminal safe havens will dry up. Until then, IT security pros have their work cut out for them.
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