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Spooks and Hackers Inc
Eye-catching quote in the Info Week story on Internet theft:
Another threat is the growing number of information brokers
who use online communications to match buyers and sellers.
An increasing number of these brokers -- many of whom are
former government intelligence employees in the United
States and Eastern Europe -- work closely with hackers
dealing in illicit data.
"The biggest security problem organizations face today is
information brokers," says Dan White, national director of
information security at Ernst & Young in Chicago. "Since
the end of the Cold War there have been a lot of people
trained in espionage who don't have a lot to do."