The rise of cyber-crime families

Prince, Brian
July 2008
eWeek;7/21/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 22, p16
The article offers information on the Cyber-crime organizations in the U.S. These group collaborate around a classic Mafia-style model. Research shows that the organization's computer threats have grown more sophisticated wherein individual hackers are replaced with a well-structured organizations equipped with a boss and an underboss. The CTO Yuval Ben-Itzhak foretold that the group will start to mature and work in high volumes of attacks and stealing voluminous data from victims. It notes that like a Mafia family, the boss of these operation is well insulated and the underboss is the one who manages the operation, providing Trojans for attackers.


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