07 August 2005

New Type of Cyber Criminal in Town

A company hires a security agency and a profiler to catch someone stealing it's information and trying to blackmail it.
[L]aw enforcement authorities and computer security specialists describe [this] recent evolution of computer crime: from an unstructured digital underground of adolescent hackers and script-kiddies to what Bednarski describes in his study as "information merchants" representing "a structured threat that comes from profit-oriented and highly omes from profit-oriented and highly secretive professionals."
Are they saying that there's now a computer Mob?

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