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The Interconnected Nature Of International Cybercrime
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VitaliK100
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4/13/2017 | 4:45:10 PM
Re: Cybercrime not just cyber
Great article, Ian. This is especically relevant today given the recent capture of one of the most prolific spammers of all tiime under the alias "Severa," also known as a Russian national Pyotr Levashov. Mr. Levashov is known to have supported cybercriminals across the globe highlighting his reach outside of the typical Russian undergound ecosystem and reaching other cybercrime geographies & communities.
Joe Stanganelli
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2/2/2017 | 7:45:31 AM
Cybercrime not just cyber
Moreover (and I think this tidbit adds flavor to your point re: cybercrime tools being used to overcome language barriers and communicate more freely), as others have noted, the world of cybercrime isn't just about crime that is purely "cyber" -- e.g., spam and ransomware schemes.  Organized cybercrime, points out Brian Krebs in Spam Nation, is intrinsically connected to the illegal drug trade, counterfeiting, human trafficking, sex crimes, and other "IRL" criminal activity.


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