Hacking's not just for geeks

    Date19 Jun 2002
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    As the term hacking has broadened to encompass a wider group of people, chief information officers will see more and more blended security threats within the next couple of years, according to one security researcher. There will also be increased . . . As the term hacking has broadened to encompass a wider group of people, chief information officers will see more and more blended security threats within the next couple of years, according to one security researcher. There will also be increased activity from people in countries that are just starting to come into the globally connected world, warned senior research fellow Sarah Gordon, who works in Symantec's security response team in the US.

    Gordon said the term hacking now included a wider group of people. "Hacking was once the domain of the computer geek, who pushed software to the limits and beyond," she said. "It's done for a variety of reasons too -- from technical challenge, power, fun, excitement -- to for-profit getting, specific, and in some cases to do damage."

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