Data Is the New Copper

Data Is the New Copper

Posted September 10, 2019

Data Is the New Copper

Source: Dark Reading
By: Shuman Ghosemajumder
Published: September 10, 2019

* Data breaches fuel a complex cybercriminal ecosystem, similar to copper thefts after the financial crisis.
* After the mortgage crisis, as buildings were left abandoned, thieves stole copper wiring and piping. The copper could then be sold for $3 a pound to buyers willing to not ask questions about where it came from.