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Report: cybercrime getting more sophisticated

Date: December 13, 2006

London, England (AHN)-A new report from computer security company McAfee suggests that organized "cybercrime" gangs are recruiting IT students to join their illegal operations-and are even helping finance the would-be hackers.

The report, titled "Organized Crime and the Internet," also predicts that cybercrime will become more sophisticated in the coming years, as people become more and more aware of traditional e-mail and so-called "phishing" scams.

Dave Rand of Internet security firm Trend Micro, tells Reuters, "The attacks are becoming more sophisticated." Rand predicts hackers will be scouring social networking sites such as MySpace to gather specific information to commit more focused attacks on people's computers.
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