US companies recruit former hackers

Corporations hire "e-security consultants" as cyber-attacks now average one a week.

    Cyber-attacks on US corporations now average one a week and hackers in recent months have targeted Mastercard, Visa and Amazon.

    A survey of 50 large US companies found they spent 56 per cent more on cyber security this year. Some companies are recruiting "e-security consultants".

    As Kristen Saloomey reports, many of them are former hackers.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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