This essay focuses on money mules and money launderers. They were able to access the organization’s information technology (IT) assets and, if they wanted
Security threats such as hacking have evolved into more. It is sophisticated crimes of opportunities, such as illegally or maliciously deploying malware and ransomware. It used to be that hackers were the main source of threats, exploiting system vulnerabilities to prove a point. They were able to access the organization’s information technology (IT) assets and, if they wanted to, compromise those assets. Today, malware and ransomware are a few of those threats and are often used.
It is by cyber-crime syndicates, large groups, or even corporations dedicated to performing rogue behavior with the purpose of fleecing legitimate organizations and individuals of cash and intellectual property. Other dangerous threats are minor cons (money mules and money launderers), hacktivists, intellectual theft and corporate espionage, and botnets (Kroenke & Boyle, 2018).
One recent example of a small-time botnet con was the arrest of malware kingpin Vladimir Tsastsin. It is who ran a click-fraud scheme for nearly 10 years and accumulated about $14 million dollars. The money was collect from unsuspecting victims using false advertising call click-fraud. The click-fraud scheme works when a malware-infected computer uses bots. This is to pose as false entities that click on advertisements, tricking legitimate companies. The into thinking that people were viewing their advertisements on various websites. Vladimir would then collect pay-per-click monies from those unsuspecting companies (Andrew, 2017).
firstly, be sure
Secondly, be keen
further, be creative
further, be honest