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world's most dangerous criminal threat-Cybercrime
hmmm........you already know....but its still an interesting read
Ronald K. Noble, secretary general of the international police agency Interpol, told the cream of law enforcement from 56 countries that his identity had been "stolen" to create two Facebook profiles. One of the impersonators used the fake profile to obtain information on fugitives targeted in a recent Interpol-led operation seeking on-the-run criminals .....
Cybercrime is worth an estimated 105 billion dollars, according to rival computer security firm McAfee, and US police say cybercriminals can earn around 23,000 dollars a week.
The biggest problem, and the criminal's greatest advantage, is complacency, says Professor Joseph Kee-Yin Ng, treasurer of the Internet Society Hong Kong.
"It is hugely important for people and companies to protect themselves," he told AFP. "The criminal is as real as any thief or mugger, you just can't see them."
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