Wealth of Nations

They have always bought information, and always will.

Nations Buying as Hackers Sell Computer Flaws – NYTimes.com
On the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta, two Italian hackers have been searching for bugs — not the island’s many beetle varieties, but secret flaws in computer code that governments pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to learn about and exploit. The hackers, Luigi Auriemma, 32, …

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