Saturday, July 19, 2008

Cybercrime Mafia Structure Revealed

Online crime is becoming a highly structured into Mafia-like organizations, according to this tidbit from CSO Online, reporting on new report from Finjan.

The article notes that criminal hackers are becoming less independent and coalescing around structured organizations. But these organizations are tight-knit with small groups. What is happening is that there are now a lot of these gangs.

And, of course, in line with the times, they're fluid and less hierarchical but still structured, of course, just with clear divisions of labor.

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