Tech Downturn May Boost the Spirits of Criminal Combines

August 4, 2020

DarkCyber noted “Developer, Data Science Jobs: US Tech Is Taking a Worse Hit Than Other Sectors.” The write up reports:

New US tech job postings started to fall behind other sectors in mid-May and have slowed down even more since then, according to Indeed. Overall job postings, as expected are down too, but only by 21% year on year versus 36% for the tech sector.

DarkCyber wants to point out that when legitimate technology jobs disappear, the technical professionals turn to gig sites to drum up business.

However, the unsuspecting professional seeking a job in networking, cyber security, or video streaming may accept a project from a company outside the US. That job, however, may be for an illegal video streaming operation run out of a store front in another country.

How does a US technical professional avoid doing work which may be ultimately to the benefit of a bad actor? Research and judgment.

Stephen E Arnold, August 4, 2020

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