Think Cyber Crime is Victimless? Think Again.

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News and Media Relations staff covering the International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS 2009) are filing conference updates in addition to their regular stories:

People generally consider cyber crime and other white-collar crimes as the younger, more innocuous siblings of violent felonies.

As FBI Special Agent J. Keith Mularsky warned, that is simply not the case.

Mularski is responsible for combating credit thieves who operate online. In his presentation Tuesday at the International Conference on Cyber Security, Mularski said that terrorists fund much of their activities through the shadowy world of stolen credit.

In fact, he cited a 2005 case in which a three-man Al-Qaeda cell in London was arrested after they raised $2.2 million through stealing and selling stolen credit card information.

—Joseph W. McLaughlin

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