When Online Crooks Advertise

Last week at the DefCon hacker conference in Las Vegas, I mentioned a fantastic short video showed by speaker and FBI agent Thomas X. Grasso, who talked about how online criminals have gotten so organized that they are now creating commercials to advertise their crooked services. Only, in this video they don't exactly hint that any of their "services" are completely illegal. Although the ad itself doesn't specify what the "services" are, it appeared on a site teeming with information that would help hackers do their bad things.

The online promo was created by the online gangsters at Carderplanet, a now-disbanded international group of credit card and identity thieves (they dabbled in other businesses, but that was their bread and butter). It starts by zooming in on our lonely planet from outer space, as some ominous theme music fades in. When Online Crooks Advertise - Security Fix

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 18th August 2006 12:44AM