Gangs groom kids for cyber crime

by admin December 11, 2006 at 11:47 am

Next generation of mini cyber-criminals imminent?

Cyber crime groups are using “KGB-style” recruitment tactics to snare whiz-kid computer students, a report from security technology company McAfee has revealed.

Internet-savvy teens as young as 14 are attracted to cyber crime for its “celebrity status” and the promise of making money without the risks associated with traditional crime, according to the report.

Organised crime gangs, sometimes posing as legitimate employers, are using tactics which echo those employed by the KGB to recruit operatives at the height of the cold war, the McAfee report reveals.

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