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FBI's Chabinsky: Cyber crime fighting key to country's future

How the United States handles cybercrime could help determine the future of the country, Steven  R. Chabinsky, deputy assistant director in the FBI’s cybersecurity division, told attendees at FOSE today.

GCN Editor and Chief Wyatt Kash tweeted from Chabinsky’s speech, which just ended.

Among his tweets:

FBI's Steve Chabinsky at #FOSE says Cybercrime is top priority and how we handle will be key to future of USA.

FBI's Chabinsky @ #FOSE: says Cybercriminals have evolved: organized, specialized w. virtual crime spilling into real world.

Chabinsky also went into detail on how the criminal world moves money, saying there were three types of “mules,” or money-movers. (We'll translate from Twitterese.)

1)    People who are  tricked into moving money.
2)    People who make a career of moving money..
3)    Premium money movers who recruit others and take slice of the money. Chabinsky told a story of the theft of $10 million from ATM machines in a 24-hour period.

Elsewhere at the conference, several attendees were looking forward to WFED’s Mike Causey, moderating the FEND @ FOSE panel, with Rep. Gerry E. Connolly.

And other visitor reported a sure-fire hit: “Tweeting from classic rock #fose Booth #1729 where they have guitar hero set up!”

Posted by Kevin McCaney on Mar 23, 2010 at 9:39 AM


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