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Expert: Line between cyber crooks and cyber spies getting more blurry

Network World

13 Feb 2017

In this Network World interview, John Carlin looks to the future to analyze the changing landscape of security threats facing governments and corporations.  Emerging trends--positioned to quickly become commonplace--include cybercriminals acting on behalf of national governments, as well as nation-backed espionage agents carrying out cybercrimes for cash on the side.

“I think this blending of criminal and national security, whether it’s terrorists or state actors moonlighting as crooks or state actors using criminal groups as a way to distance themselves from the action, I think that is a trend that we saw increasing that’s just going to continue to increase over the next three to five years,” says Carlin, the former top U.S. attorney in charge of the Department of Justice’s national security division.

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