Cybercrime Groups Offer Six-Figure Salaries
AJ Vicens, reporting at Cyperscoop, about the high salaries groups are using to lure skilled software developers in to a life of crime:
And just as the cybersecurity market is competing for the best talent, cybercriminals are also offering high salaries and perks to attract the best. Some ads boasted annual salaries as high as $1.2 million for the skilled hackers. […] According to new analysis from the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, it appears that developers are the most sought after within the cybercrime ecosystem. […] Other in-demand positions included attack specialists, reverse engineers, testers, analysts, administrators and designers. Even the most sophisticated hacking crews still need help, the researchers said.
Another good reminder that software is software! No matter where or how it’s used, you still need the same process, support, and the ability to attract talent if you want to be “successful.”
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to finish polishing this other version of my resume. At this point there’s no one that can prove I wasn’t a high ranking lieutenant on the Silk Road, right?
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