Hackers recruit kids 'KGB-style'

Monday, 11 December 2006, 3:05 PM EST

British teenagers are being actively approached by hackers to launch the next generation of cyber attacks. McAfee says children as young as 14 have been drawn into the ranks of computer crime under the promise of earning “celebrity status” among their peers.

The recruitment tactics are akin to the methods of staffing used by the KGB and other intelligence services during the height of the cold war, the security specialist said in a new report.

At Contractor UK.

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