Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hackers target European carbon [scam] registries -
An Eastern European cybergang has perfected an emerging form of digital theft to steal millions of dollars from Europe's carbon registries.

Elite cybergangs are gaining deep access to corporate networks and carrying out Ocean's 11-like capers that are equal parts digital con game and digital burglary.

Another such gang, for instance, gained recent media attention for its deep access to Nasdaq's Directors Desk, a cloud-based collaboration service for senior executives. Authorities have released few details. But that gang went undetected for at least a year, giving it plenty of time to try different ways to pilfer sensitive corporate documents from 175 organizations.

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