Computer viruses and malware are obsolete scams for the latest wave of increasingly aggressive computer criminals, says a top cyber forensics expert at Purdue University.
Marcus Rogers, director of Purdue's Cyber Forensics Lab, said past reports of cyber attacks - allegedly by foreign nations - have opened the floodgates for computer criminals to launch their own illegal efforts.
"They figure it is open season now," said Rogers, a former police investigator working in the area of fraud and computer investigations, who still works with law enforcement. "There are going to be less resources law enforcement and the intelligence community can put to bear on these cases when they're spread so thin."
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
RTV6 in Indianapolis spoke with Rogers as part of its National Cyber Security Awareness Month coverage.
Read the Purdue University news release.