Do hackers leave a trail?

02 September 2012

Question

Do hackers leave a trail?

Answer

Steven - It's very hard not to leave a trail with your breaking into a computer system. Some hackers will try to cover up what there is, but there'll generally be something left over.

Ross - Well, even although there's a trail, the problem is doing anything about it and the root problem in the UK is that back in 2005, the home office agreed that frauds should in future be reported not to the police, but to the banks. This had the effect of reducing the fraud figures to near zero. It also had the effects of removing the police incentives to look into the problem.

Chris - Indeed. Oh, dear! That's an important aspect in terms of who actually claims the credit for discovering this.

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