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Cybercrime: Much more organized

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 23, 2015.

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    It is a given that if there is money to be made from illegal activity, organized crime will be a player. So it is no surprise that multiple versions of the mob are active in cybercrime.

    But how much of a player the digital mobs are, and whether that has led to a qualitative difference in cybercrime that requires a change in defense strategy is less clear.

    To some extent, some difficulty in estimating the penetration of organized crime is inevitable – criminals don’t want to be caught, so they try to avoid scrutiny by law enforcement in particular and the public in general.

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    But most experts agree that it is a bigger player than it used to be – that the trend in cybercrime is that it is increasingly more organized, in many cases operating much like legitimate businesses, complete with organizational charts, C-level executives and even human resources departments.

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