aholcom2at November 21,2015 I am always amazed on how these huge business that make millions if not billions of dollars ever year have such poor security standards. It’s crazy that a single person can download millions of credit/debit information so easily. It’s also crazy that Alberto Gonzales was working as a government informant while he was performing these crimes. I agree with klloyd6, I can’t believe that law enforcement would even work with him much less not keep track of what he was doing daily if not weekly.
tshafiat November 24,2015 The difference between the physical robbery and the cyber robbery is staggering. The anonymity and corresponding violation on the victims was a major reason why I want to get into this field. I think of these people have an enormous amount of intelligence and cowardice. As an investigator, we have to think like them. We have to think in terms of opportunity, stealth, innovation, and know that nothing is impossible. Security needs to be placed in layers and the public need to be made aware because security is as strong as the weakest link, which is quite often the human component. We think of banks as a safe place for our money, they are afraid people won’t trust them if they find out they are not bullet proof. Their weakest link in the bank security is the stores, who often allow security to elapse because the cost of security is often seen to outweigh the risk for these retail chains.
haygaffat November 24,2015 It is crazy the things that we just do not know. Some say we are better off and others say we have the right to know and should know. It is your call. Some people cannot handle all that information without freaking out an losing it. The power of having access to hundreds to thousands of active debit cards with funds available on them is mind blowing. Stealing 90 million pay accounts and then flipping that information into major money. Minus the 20 years in jail and the fact he was stealing from many others, this guy has skills.
bmanahan188at November 29,2015 I think that this type of crime has become 'sexier' to the public in terms of reporting interest in recent years. High-profile hacks such as those involving Target, Home Depot, and the heart-bleed exploit have been a large reason for this. With their own information at stake, the public interest around cyber-crime is only set to increase. Yes, the general public is certainly behind in cyber awareness, but the numbers should support that the gap is not what it used to be. However, I’m sure there is still a lot of work to be done in this area.
gcorkerat December 03,2015 Not sure the Die Hard references were necessary, but good video overall. The discrepancy mentioned between the money stolen in a physical heist versus a virtual one is staggering. It’s worrying that is it not focused on/reported on like it should be. Users/customers have a right to know if there money is kept safe.