onehitwonder writes: Good news for hackers: Law enforcement is virtually powerless when it comes to staunching cybercrime--and data breaches in particular. This CIO.com article explains in depth the myriad challenges that law enforcement officials face in investigating and prosecuting hackers, such as not enough men for the job and weak prison sentences. Law enforcement officials interviewed for the story admit that they're just trying to keep a lid on the problem. The result: A world where hackers are emboldened to perpetrate their cunning misdeeds.
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers."
-- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a
particularly vivid fantasy)