Thursday, April 27, 2023

Advanced Persistent Teens

from here and here

So I had kind of gotten the impression that the age of children being a significant online threat was a thing of the past. With all the talk about the commercialization and professionalization of the threat landscape I thought that meant the kids in the past had grown up and professionalized while the next generation of kids did something else entirely. Apparently I was wrong. Kids are apparently still a significant part of the threat landscape.

I guess I really shouldn't be surprised, though. All the intellectual and social rewards that drew kids to it in the past are still there now, and now there's the addition of financial rewards too. There's little reason for the next generation of kids to go elsewhere when what they want is right there.