Tuesday, 7 June 2011

One in four US hackers is an FBI informer

In some cases, popular illegal forums used by cyber criminals as marketplaces for stolen identities and credit card numbers have been run by hacker turncoats acting as FBI moles.

In others, undercover FBI agents posing as "carders" � hackers specialising in ID theft � have themselves taken over the management of crime forums, using the intelligence gathered to put dozens of people behind bars.

So ubiquitous has the FBI informant network beco


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