IT security: take a walk on the dark side

Wednesday, 21 September 2005, 8:13 PM EST

Darknets, Greynets. Dark traffic. The words are frightening. The reality behind them is even more frightening. Increasingly clever hackers, thieves and scoundrels are using the Internet , peer-to-peer products, instant messaging and e-mail to wreak havoc, in ways and for purposes never before seen. Their motivation is clear: They want money, and lots of it. Worst of all, they prey on human nature - and business infrastructure - to do their dirty work for them.

By Tanya Candia at TechNewsWorld.

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