Don’t forget the cyber criminals

Continuing our media push, I wrote a guest post for Forbes.

High profile news throws a spotlight on how people feel about the privacy of their personal digital data, but for years, cybercrime has been stealing and selling it with very little coordinated public uproar.  This malaise must end.  The very real threat comes not from big faceless companies and governments, but those who seek to hide below the radar and the law.  A combined awakening needs to take place and governments, businesses and Internet users must pull together to fight this very current threat to personal data, because at the moment cyber crime is winning.

Check out the post and let me know what you think!

By Marcin Kleczynski

CEO of Malwarebytes, click About Me at the top of the page to learn more!

3 replies on “Don’t forget the cyber criminals”

This is the best article I’ve seen yet. Too many users and businesses live with a very false, and dangerous, sense of security, thinking they’re immune to infection because their [insert name of internet security suite here] and time and time again we see users with these ‘total solutions’ getting infected by 0 day threats, at which point we have to step in and clean up the mess.

The worst part is, these infected systems pose a threat to every internet user because once infected, they’re used as you say in your article, to harvest data from other machines and they’re also used to propogate infections and send out spam, not to mention the fact that they’re often used in coordinated attacks against systems belonging to governments and corporations when they’re part of a botnet.

I hope the wakup call you’re calling for comes soon, because this problem is getting worse.

Excellent article Marcin..

I’m sure Parmy Olson was incentive to do the super job you did. 🙂

Side note: The picture of you in the article was much more professional than your current one. Have you considered changing the current one for the one in the article?

Anyway; VERY good job – congrats on the writing as well as the content.

aka ShyWriter on MBAM

Wow, Forbes…. Great article and very well written. Nice to see Malwarebytes playing with the big boys!

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