IBM sees cyber criminals turn pro

Tuesday, 24 January 2006, 11:05 AM EST

While the general cyber threat level last year was lower than in previous years, online threats are getting increasingly more sophisticated, IBM noted in its 2006 security outlook.

"With increased security protection on most systems and stiffer penalties, we are seeing organized, committed, and tenacious profiteers enter this space," said Cal Slemp, vice president of IBM's security and privacy services.

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