Cybercriminals Riding Money Mules in Online Bank Robberies

Over on the Washington Post’s SecurityFix blog, Brian Krebs has been doing a phenomenal job highlighting the online bank robberies — using malware — against small businesses in the United States.
The latest installment, which looks at the role of “money mules” in the cybercrime operation is required reading.

Over on the Washington Post’s SecurityFix blog, Brian Krebs has been doing a phenomenal job highlighting the online bank robberies — using malware — against small businesses in the United States.

The latest installment, which looks at the role of “money mules” in the cybercrime operation is required reading.

Of course, money mules are nothing new. Back when I was writing for eWEEK, I wrote about money mules and their involvement in phishing attacks.  However, as Krebs points out, the cybercrime machine — especially the hits against small businesses — is now a well-oiled machine.

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[washingtonpost.com]

 

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