Ever wondered how cybercriminals turn electronic trickery into cold, hard cash? What sort of person gets drawn into this sort of crime? Who bears the cost? And how do the cops arrest the perpetrators when they might be dozens of network hops away?
When you think of cybercrime, you probably imagine a hacker sitting far from his victims, breaking in digitally from a distance.
But when it comes to cashing out the proceeds of your crime, it's a question of "Go where the money is...and go there often."
The DoJ has published five "charging documents" filed in New York yesterday against three men accused of operating a bank-raiding malware enterprise.
The documents give a fascinating insight into a cybercrime operation...
Hector Monsegur, the notorious hacker known as "Sabu," once railed against the establishment. Now he owes his freedom to the good graces of federal authorities, who successfully lobbied for a six month extension on his sentencing.
Have you received a traffic ticket from New York cops?
Or are you actually a target for a spammed-out malware attack?
A diplomat has been stopped at JFK airport in New York, carrying a lot of cash destined for your bank account.
Please send the certificate proving you own the money, or you'll be charged with money laundering..
Should a New York policeman's name, address and family details be published on the internet by activists - because he is alleged to have pepper-sprayed Wall Street protestors?
Computer users beware! There's a new widely spammed-out malware attack, claiming that you have being fined for speeding in New York City.
Homes in Long Island and Brooklyn, New York, are raided by FBI agents searching for evidence related to a series of denial of service attacks.