How Big Data Feeds a Growing ‘Online Mafia’

The astronomical profits that can be earned by exploiting “big data” threaten to create an “online mafia” that can be as disruptive a criminal force as traditional organized crime, according to a British study.

Large-scale Internet crimes, such as denial of service attacks, data breaches and mass spam attacks are transforming cybercrime into hugely lucrative operations that are overwhelming the ability of law enforcement to control them, warns David S. Wall, a professor of criminology at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies in the University of Leeds’ School of Law (UK). READ MORE ON: THE CRIME REPORT

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