3. Cyber-Criminal
HAK25 cyber criminal

Who: Nigerian "princes," carders, identity thieves, spammers

Objective: Treasure

Targets: The gullible, online shoppers, small businesses, data-rich health care and retail companies

Signature: Stealing data, looting bank accounts

Classic Case: Coreflood, malicious software that records keystrokes and passwords, infected 2.3 million computers in 2009, some in police departments, airports, banks, hospitals, and universities. Affected companies suffered six-figure fraudulent wire transfers.


  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated February 26 2013 06:33 AM ET
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