One site that collected credit card numbers for Shadowcrew asked you to enter your card number to check if it was stolen. When you clicked submit, you got a message: ‘Well, it’s stolen now!’

Eric B. Parizo of writes:

…During a rare and candid presentation at the recent CSI Computer Security Conference, Kimberly Kiefer Peretti, CISSP and trial attorney in the DoJ’s computer crime and intellectual property division, explained how an ongoing 18-month investigation led to the arrests, and proved just how difficult it is to hunt down a new generation of thieves.

That’s because of one common misconception: that organized crime on the Internet manifests itself just like traditional mafia. In reality, Peretti said, it’s virtually impossible to find any true “crime families” in cyberspace.

[Continue reading Busted: The inside story of ‘Operation Firewall’]

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