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Organised cybercrime

Date: December 15, 2006
Source: Computer Crime Research Center

Organised criminals will join forces with the hacker community to form a more organised cybercrime economy, predicts vendor Websense.

Criminals will buy, sell and trade hot commodities such as ready made cyber-attack toolkits and exploits to carry out zero-day vulnerabilities.

Websense experts also predict that Web 2.0 security issues will escalate as these technologies are rolled out in mass with security as an afterthought.

Dan Hubbard, vice president of security research, Websense, said:'Organised criminals are realising that the internet has been a largely untapped resource in terms of generating real profit—until now. With financial gain on the table, attack methods are improving, and the number of people involved is escalating.'
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