Besieged and busy

    Date15 Jan 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3414
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Worried about hackers, companies flock to computer security firms to lock out dangers. If it's not a group of tech-savvy malcontents cracking into Internet powerhouses like Amazon and eBay, it's a smart-aleck Filipino kid scripting an e-mail virus, just because he . . . Worried about hackers, companies flock to computer security firms to lock out dangers. If it's not a group of tech-savvy malcontents cracking into Internet powerhouses like Amazon and eBay, it's a smart-aleck Filipino kid scripting an e-mail virus, just because he can.

    Or it's something worse.

    The World Wide Web has been assigned the nickname Wild Wild West for good reason: The air of lawlessness that pervades it. And though the number of computer crime busters seems to be growing, the market is begging for more. "It's just a booming market. But what was that old Virginia Slims commercial? 'You ain't seen nothing yet,'"says Randall Bennett, president of Secure Enterprise Computing in Durham, N.C.

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