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October 21, 2011

The Criminal Cloud

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By Simson L. Garfinkel, Technology Review

The cloud opens a world of possibilities for criminal computing. Unlike the zombie computers and malware that have been the mainstay of computer crime for the past decade, cloud computing makes available a well-managed, reliable, scalable global infrastructure that is, unfortunately, almost as well suited to illicit computing needs as it is to legitimate business. The mass of information stored in the cloud—including, most likely, your credit card and Social Security numbers—makes it an attractive target for data thieves.

http://www.technologyreview.com/business/38720/?p1=BI

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