Saturday, December 1, 2012

Crime and attacks are business that advertise

It seems that cyber crime does pay, or at least you can hire people to do it for you.

In a recent article KrebsonSecurity describes an Online Service Offers Bank Robbers for Hire.
 An online service boldly advertised in the cyber underground lets miscreants hire accomplices in several major U.S. cities to help empty bank accounts, steal tax refunds and intercept fraudulent purchases of high-dollar merchandise.
Now this is nothing new in the world of cyber crime, but it is a bit new for physical crime.

Last year it was reported that there was a service offering to break Captchas, those often unreadable, always annoying distorted letters that you're required to type in at many a Web site to prove that you're really a human.

Also there is a service for False Answer Supervision.

Or there was the case of out sourcing to hack phone systems for Al Qaeda - $2 million stolen for the cost of $4,000.

It seems that the criminals are working harder to find ways to make money from committing crimes, they share tools and data in forums that cater to cybercrooks or hackers.

It is time that we start to work harder to share information to beat these guys before they unionize.