Wednesday, January 28, 2009

When phishing doesn´t pay off

"Phishing doesn't pay very well and tends to attract low-skill hackers who themselves become victims.
Lured by bad math and get-rich-quick pipe dreams into a life of cybercrime, those phishing for dollars confront a problem not unlike that faced by traditional anglers: too few fish in the sea. The result is what's known as the tragedy of the commons, wherein a limited resource becomes depleted when self-interest supersedes group interest."
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