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FBI's top 10 most wanted cybercriminals

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    10 most wanted cybercriminals
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    Technology brings a lot of good into the world, but with the good comes the bad. And, in this case, the bad is a new field of criminal activity -- cybercrime. In fact, according to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, conducted in partnership with HP, cybercrime in the U.S. has risen 19 percent year-over-year. And perhaps more alarming than that, all companies will fall victim to cybercrime to some degree.

    Cybercrime is on the rise as technology invades every aspect of our daily lives, and the threat it poses to companies, the government and even individuals is significant. With more data stored electronically than ever before, and the rise of online payments and ecommerce, skilled cybercriminals can gain access to sensitive data, steal victim's identities, access their bank accounts -- and then turn around and sell the data in a flash.

    To identify and track down the bad guys, the FBI dedicates an entire "Most Wanted" list to cybercrimes. Here are the FBI's top 10 most wanted cybercriminals still at large.

    <A HREF="https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/cyber/firas-dardar" TITLE="FBIs Most Wanted Cybercriminals: Firas Dardar" TARGET="_blank">Firas Dardar</A>
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