Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Internet Fraud Finances Terrorism

A Q&A with Tom Kellermann on how terrorists are using the Internet for money laundering, fundraising, and identify theft.

If your credit card number has been stolen recently, that may not be the work of a petty criminal. It could be a terrorist cell, according to cyber security consultant Tom Kellermann. Increasingly, Kellermann says, terrorist groups and organized crime syndicates are resorting to cyber crime to finance their activities. From 1999 to 2005, Kellermann was a member of the Treasury Security Team at the World Bank, where he advised central banks on monitoring illicit online activity. He’s currently vice president of security awareness at Core Security Technologies, in Boston. Robert N. Charette, IEEE Spectrum contributing editor, spoke with Kellermann in August. Read the Q&A at - Discovery

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