Rik Ferguson speaking with George Lee on the Business Show on Saturday 27 April 2013.
Earlier this week, the Twitter account of the Associated Press news agency in America was hacked by saboteurs who sent out a bogus tweet claiming there had been two explosions at the White House and that President Obama had been injured. Immediately $200 million dollars was wiped off values in US financial markets.
A group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army subsequently claimed responsibility. Most hackers however, have profit, rather than politics, in mind. Rik Ferguson is the Vice President of Security Research at Trend Micro and he’s an expert on cyber crime. Rik then joined George Lee on the line from Poland to chat more about cyber crime.Keep reading