With the increasing number of games available online, there are many opportunities for cybercrooks
willing to exploit this lucrative by-product of online games.
can operate anywhere, making local law enforcement efforts difficult.
Brazil quicky embraces new technology, yet the country is becoming a haven for cybercrooks
who rob hanks.
That is just one of the findings of the Symantec team, which spends much of its time in the dark corners of the Internet, in chat rooms and on message boards where cybercrooks
From footwear to pharmaceuticals, cybercrooks
are moving knockoffs across the Internet.
But there is also a new generation of cybercrooks
who can operate from anywhere in the world, hide their identity and disappear from the web in seconds.
Sometimes people act too quickly and end up destroying evidence that could be used to prosecute the cybercrooks
or prevent recurring attacks.
Engineers have crammed an electromechanical combination lock onto a computer chip that they say can shut out cybercrooks
In most cases, the cybercrooks
get away scot-free because cyber fraud is not generally covered by individual state or federal consumer protection laws.
5) iPhone 5, iPad Mini and other hot holiday gift scams--The kind of excitement and buzz surrounding Apple's new iPhone 5 or iPad Mini is just what cybercrooks
dream of when they plot their scams.
glean their targets through public phone directories and often "guess" your operating system by citing more popular ones.
According to a report by US computer security software-maker McAfee, the so-called "embedded systems", that control an array of car's functions including door locking, engine ignition, navigation, brakes and communications, are reliant on connectivity via cables, WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G networks, meaning they could easily be hacked by cybercrooks