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Crime-sourcing: the dark side of the crowd

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… in Nigeria. Option 2: take it personally, put on some dark sunglasses and go after the hackers.

Misha Glenny chose option 2, and then spent over two years infiltrating the murky world of cyber-crime. He uncovered a fast-growing, global industry. According to Glenny, cyber-crime bosses are adaptable, imaginative and eager to exploit new technology. They’re also phenomenal outsourcers – a single hack can involve a “distributed workforce” operating across continents. So maybe it’s …

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