Global Extortion: Online Gambling and Organized Hacking
A related story to the offshore gambling discussion below. I find this fascinating - organized crime is moving in on the same areas online, money laundering, sex, gambling, as they have offline (for quite sometime now). These DoS attacks must be really effective, because books are paying up.
Throwing your hard drive away?
Think twice about that and make sure you wipe it first.
In fact, only 10 percent of the drives I purchased had been properly sanitized.
Security consulting illegal?
A scary read from Mark Rasch of Security Focus.
As a computer security expert, you are hired by an offshore casino in the Cayman Islands to develop a security and authentication technology. Your client is a licensed Cayman casino that has been operating for over 30 years, and wants to make a foray into online gaming.
This really hits home for me, as our company discussed DoS security with a gaming site. A contract never materialized, but can someone explain to me how it would have been a crime? Sometimes the government can really get its priorities out of whack.