Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cybercrime Gets Political (ISN)

Maybe I missed it, but here is one I haven't seen much press on: Cybercriminals using their skills to influence political campaigns. Travis Senor, a Mercyhurst grad student, has just written a very interesting piece on the subject in the ISN Intel Briefs Series. Specifically, Travis estimates, "It is likely that the use of Russian and Eastern European "botnets" (large quantities of malware-infected computers) for political purposes will increase, due to their low cost, the difficulty in tracing their owners and their ability to give a voice to those with limited resources." Worth reading.

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