Cybercriminals taking cues from Mafia, says FBI
he Web site offered to sell stolen credit card information for $100, but it was the title of the poster that caught FBI agent Thomas X Grasso Jr.'s attention. The cybercriminal identified himself as a "Capo di capo" -- a boss of bosses, in Mafia parlance.
As money has become the driving force behind online threats, cybercriminals have been taking a page from organized crime, adopting the same kind of organizational structures as these older crime groups, Grasso told an audience Friday at the Defcon hacker conference.
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