VIDEO: “Not All Cybercriminals Are Evil Geniuses”

Graham Cluley
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Not All Cyber Criminals Are Evil Geniuses - Graham Cluley

Yesterday I spoke at IRISSCON in Dublin. Here is the blurb of what I was speaking about:

The media loves to present hackers as evil geniuses, but that’s often not the case. They may not be smart, and they may not be bad. Sometimes they may even be neither!

The truth is that good people sometimes do bad things. And bad people sometimes do very dumb things.

Computer security veteran Graham Cluley will take you on a journey through some of dumb mistakes that malicious hackers have made which made it easy for them to be identified – the goofs, the screw-ups, and the basic failings which led to the authorities knocking on their door.

Check out the video if you want to see me explain how not all cybercriminals are evil geniuses.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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