Hacking for profit

Friday, 20 October 2006, 12:21 AM EST

“Hackers aren’t looking for fame anymore,” says Yuval Ben-Itzhak, CTO of Israeli security firm Finjan. Unlike in earlier years, their fondest hope is no longer that their PC-crashing code prompts headlines and TV news coverage around the globe.

Instead, “Now they go and sell their vulnerabilities and spyware apps for money,” Ben-Itzhak tells eSecurity Planet. He says hackers often solicit bids from various buyers of known vulnerabilities; security holes that reveal users’ financial information can command top dollar.

At eSecurity Planet.

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