Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Wired News: Mobs Turn Net into Money Machine

Wired News: Mobs Turn Net into Money Machine: "LONDON -- Organized crime syndicates have stepped up their presence on the Internet, operating extortion rackets, child-pornography rings and elaborate financial scams, Britain's top cybercop told Reuters.

And the most vulnerable target is the individual Web user, said Detective Chief Superintendent Len Hynds, head of the U.K.'s National Hi-Tech Crime Unit, or NHTCU."

Yep, that's right. Many of the spammers that bother you are, or are working for, the mob.

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