Most people would agree that Microsoft has come a long way from the dark days of frequent malware attacks and security flaws making headlines. Microsoft has now shared the untold, and thrilling, story of the Security Development Cycle at SDLstory.com with anecdotes of the early days, and never-before-seen video footage and photos of the key players.
While in the earliest days, hacking was just an underground hobby, the media attention that security attacks received made it fascinating for cybercriminals as an opportunity for fame. The romanticism of breaking the web just because you could do it became a high. But as time went on, the attacks became more and more malicious, exploiting software for financial gain.