Hacker Industry on The Rise As Companies Like Microsoft and Apple Pay Top Dollar To Find Security Flaws
It almost sounds like a plot from a video game, but it's very real. The NYT is even suggesting that the National Security Agency is a client, as are the Revolutionary Guards of Iran. The report suggests that business for these types of previously undiscovered hacks is "booming," which is a scary scene. We're all better off if hackers find these holes and report them to companies in order for a patch to be released before the hack is unveiled. If these secrets are being sold to axis nations, we're all under more risk.
If you had any lingering doubts that we live in a slightly mad world, let those go.