platform specific attractiveness of targets

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Hi.  We are from a research university in the US and are conducting
research on computer system security breaches.  We are following up on
a previous post and would appreciate your thoughts. (Thanks to those
who replied to the previous similar post.)

Our main question is what exactly makes one organization more
attractive than another when an attacker is selecting "victims"?  There
may be many different motivations for an attack and we are interested
understanding the various dimensions that make an organization

Are there any specific features of the the unix or linux operating
systems that make it more or less attractive than another?

We would appreciate any thoughts any of you have about
this.  Feel free to reply to the newsgroup or to my email directly at


Re: platform specific attractiveness of targets

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