Criminal intent: what, me worry?

Monday, 30 May 2005, 8:59 AM EST

How much cybercrime simply goes undetected? That's sort of like asking how many universes exist beyond the outer boundaries of our own. Nevertheless, cosmologists entertain the question in part by asking what our universe would look like if there were other universes out beyond our "event horizon." Similarly, you also might ask whether our infrastructure looks more like one with a great deal of undetected cybercrime or very little undetected crime. You'd probably conclude it looks a lot like what you'd expect of a universe where crime goes mostly undetected and isn't something people think much about.

By Robert Richardson at InformationWeek.

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