The Dark Side

“A wave of bittersweet melancholy has descended on the thousands of phishers, hackers and credit card swindlers inhabiting the computer crime supersite DarkMarket.ws. On Tuesday the site’s operator, known as Master Splyntr, announced that he was shuttering the forum, which has hummed along for nearly three years as a premier vehicle of criminal commerce.”

That’s the start of an article in Wired News 20/9/08 which is an eye-opening description of how criminals use the web for their own forums.   It’s also an interesting list of some of the threats we face!

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