By Ulrich Clauß
German authorities, like their counterparts elsewhere, have proven unable to protect certain businesses and individuals from cyber crimes. Now, more and more are taking digital justice into their own hands.
What with malware able to easily cancel out whatever security measures are in place on a computer, the cyber-crime phenomenon is in full developmental swing.
That's the word from a new report on the dark side of the information technology revolution in the current issue of "Bundeslagebild Cybercrime," published by Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office. Meanwhile, the UK’s domestic intelligence service MI-5 says Internet crimes have now reached “industrial-scale” proportions.