Online gambling is starting to help these guys in a big way. It goes like this: The Casher picks up some great ‘dump’ of cards and then teams up with someone to do some online gambling. The Casher buys in big with the stolen credentials, loses to his cohort, and now the credit has been converted to cash.
We can call them many things (Phishers, hackers, attackers, organized crime), but let's just call them what they really are - BAD_GUYS and recognise that the GOOD_GUYS are struggling. The business is all about intelligence. They steal it from you and sell it. But what we must remind ourselves is that the game starts well before that play. The intelligence they need to begin their plan is the same information you need to defend your network and resources. You just need to be the one that is proactive in getting and using this knowledge first.
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