10 Notorious Cyber Gangs


MORE CONTEXT: Speaking of sophisticated banking Trojans, some of the most successful authors of these Trojans hail from South America,says SecureWorks' Jackson.

“While russia is good at financial fruad and credit carding and that type of thing, the South American trojans are about automated man-in-the-middle, defeating-two-factor-authentication type attacks,” he says, explaining that it was the South Americans who were the first to create malware that detected passwords from virtual keyboard programs designed to thwart rootkits.

He says it is difficult to identify specific groups down there because they change names so often, but that researchers are sure it is a relatively small pool of criminals at work there.


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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