Your new book is called Future Crimes. How is crime changing?
In the old days, you buy a gun or a knife, you go hide in a dark alley until some sucker walks by and you say, “Give me your wallet”. Good business model, but you can only rob four or five people a day. However, with Moore’s law of technological progress comes Moore’s outlaw, and so we’re seeing a paradigm shift in crime. In one hack of the US retailer Target in 2013, over a third of Americans were victims, including . So one individual can now rob 100 million people. That has never been possible before and it’s because we’re all connected via vulnerable technology.
You started out as a police officer. How did you become interested in cybercrime?
I was the technical genius in the Los Angeles Police …
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