Cyberthieves still rely on human foot soldiers (AP)

This poster released by the FBI shows photos of individuals wanted by the FBI and shows Eastern European Cyber Criminals, wanted on a variety of federal charges stemming from criminal activities including money laundering, bank fraud, passport fraud, and identity theft in New York. Complaints were issued by the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, in September of 2010. The court records of Operation Trident Breach reveal a surprise: For all the high-tech tools and tactics employed in these computer crimes, platoons of low-level human foot soldiers, known as 'money mules,' are the indispensable cogs in the cybercriminals' money machine. (AP Photo/FBI)AP – Sitting at a computer somewhere overseas in January 2009, computer hackers went phishing.

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