Inside the Dark Market Takedown

by Erin on May 14th, 2009 in Industry and Security News.

You may remember hearing the news, which broke last fall, on the arrests of alleged members of Dark Market, a message forum for online criminals where stolen information, as well as tools to facilitate online fraud, was bought and sold. A two year undercover operation by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) resulted in nearly 60 arrests worldwide, and the prevention of $70 million in potential losses, according to the FBI.

For anyone interested in taking a closer look at the inner workings of a cyber crime op, CNET News published an interview this past week with the undercover FBI agent whose infiltration of the group was key in exposing it – as well as some very interesting information on the nature of today’s cyber thieves.

Take a look at the Q & A.