It does not seem that we pursue these criminals as we do others
If 20 years ago a billing system administrator can track down a $0.10 billing error and find a spy ring ("The Cuckoo's Nest" I believe is the name of the book) then why can't we find the bad guys today? It seems to me that we have logs that record a phonomenal amount of data and we don't use it to catch these guys. Even the protocols are designed to be able to locate the paths of messages (packets). Perhaps companies can offer bounties for finding, stopping, apprehending and successfully prosecuting of hackers. And then we have to figure out who can look at what data without giving away the farm. Maybe we just need to pay better attention to the alerts that issued by the equipment and software we run.
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