Online Scams Grow, Get More Sophisticated, Experts Say

Authorities are cracking down on phishing and botnets, but the threats are advancing instead of diminishing, two law enforcement officials said. Cybercrooks are organizing better and moving to more sophisticated tactics to get their hands on confidential data and turn PCs of unwitting users into bots, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations said in separate presentations here at the Computer Security Institute's NetSec event.

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