[...] cyberspace is becoming more dangerous.
[...] now the more sophisticated cyber criminals are shifting away from botnets and such “visible” means of making money and toward stealthier, targeted thefts of sensitive data they can sell.
State-sponsored industrial espionage and theft of intellectual capital now occurs with stunning rapacity and brazenness, and some of that activity links back to foreign intelligence services. Companies and government agencies around the world are thus being looted of their intellectual property by national intelligence actors...
-- Gen. Keith Alexander, Director of the NSA & Commander of the US Cyber Command
Src: CYBERCOM Posture Statement for 27Mar12 SASC Hearing FINAL v 1 as of 21 March 2012.doc