Cyber Criminals Learn from Organized Crime, FBI Official Says

As money has become the driving force behind online threats, cyber criminals have been taking a page from organized crime, adopting the same kind of organizational structures as these older crime groups, FBI agent Thomas X Grasso Jr. told an audience at the Defcon hacker conference. One reason for the similarities between cybercriminals and traditional organized crime is that the gangs themselves increasingly are becoming involved in online crime.

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