Cybercriminals face hacker talent shortage

Cybercriminals and hacktivists face many of the same hiring problems as defending security organizations, but with their own particular twists, according to report released this morning.

There is a lack of qualified candidates for jobs such as malware writers, exploit developers, bot net operators, and mules, according to a report by Digital Shadows.

In addition, cybercriminals are limited in their ability to properly vet new hires, to widely advertise for needed talent, and to find people who are both trustworthy and are willing to break the law.

Plus, time is a significant constraint.

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