FROM SPAM TO IDENTITY THEFT
WHEN BARRETT HAD BEEN WEIGHING whether to leave Prolexic in 2006, he had thought about more than the ethical complications of working for immoral people against immoral people. He was also thinking about whether denial-of-service attacks, which had been on the cutting edge of technology crime three years before, were still such a high priority for the hacking gangs. If they had become routine, then perhaps other companies would do just as well in warding them off. And if the top criminals had moved on to something else, it wasn’t clear whether Barrett would be doing the world much good by staying in the fight.
Barrett decided to check back with the criminals who had been state of the art when he got in the game, ...