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Inside the Dark Market Takedown
You may remember hearing the news, which broke last fall, on the arrests of alleged members of Dark Market, a message forum for online criminals where stolen information, as well as tools to facilitate online fraud, was bought and sold. A two year undercover operation by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) resulted in nearly 60 arrests worldwide, and the prevention of $70 million in potential losses, according to the FBI.
For anyone interested in taking a closer look at the inner workings of a cyber crime op, CNET News published an interview this past week with the undercover FBI agent whose infiltration of the group was key in exposing it – as well as some very interesting information on the nature of today’s cyber thieves.
Take a look at the Q & A.