10 Notorious Cyber Gangs


MORE CONTEXT: Jackson believes that a lot of smaller gangs from Northern Europe pose problems to security experts worldwide. Two particular examples are very small crews that call themselves Whoopie and Gaylord.

“These two teams consist about five or six people but there's website defacement, there's hardcore hardware hacking, lockpicking, you name it, they have a large array of skills between four or five members of the two groups,” Jackson says. “Those are probably the top two groups but they cause  a lot collateral damage. They just break into servers and while they're doing it they'll take whatever is there.”

He reports that Whoopie may have been taken down a notch when two of their crew members were arrested earlier this month


For several years now, security researchers have warned enterprises and government organizations of the growing threat posed by organized cyber criminals. Online crime rings are fleecing organizations out of customer and employee personally identifiable information, stealing passwords, intellectual property and more.


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