06 December, 2006

Malware Winning

Or at least more profitable than AV

Disturbing

Update:

In comments Ross says

"The premise of the article is flawed; by analogy it would be similar to saying law enforcement is losing the war with robbers because the annual amount of stuff stolen is greater than the lock industry's revenue. "

He is right of course. To be honest this was a bit of a slacker post. I'd say it was below my standard but hey you live with what you do right. In any case the article still had some interesting tidbits even if the conclusion is wrong.

1 comment:

Ross said...

The premise of the article is flawed; by analogy it would be similar to saying law enforcement is losing the war with robbers because the annual amount of stuff stolen is greater than the lock industry's revenue.

A better way to look at it is to measure the information theft as a percentage of GDP by segment and see the trendline relative to GDP growth of the segment - so if online credit processing is growing 30% annually and data theft is growing 50%, they are losing. If data theft is only growing 10%, they are winning. These are completely made up numbers to illustrate the method, not the actuals.

RB