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Learn how cybercriminals operate, sell info

October 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Learn how cybercriminals operate and sell your personal information on the Internet black market.Inside the Norton Black Market Experience truck, one can experience the inner workings of cybercrime.

"Cyber crime is an enormous underground economy, and in fact the Department of Homeland Security says it might be bigger than the international drug trade," said Norton Internet Safety advocate Marian Merritt.

All it takes is an unprotected computer for cybercriminals to commit their crimes.

With your identity, they can create a virtual superstore, selling counterfeit Social Security cards, passports and credit cards with your name on them. They can also get access to your money.

One exhibit inside the truck features recordings of real victims, including one woman who thought she was safe until a key logger attacked her computer.

Stopping most cybercrime means having some sort of Internet security software, whether it be from Norton or some other source.

If you want to check out the Norton Black Market truck it will be at Fry's Home Electronics in Manhattan Beach, located at 3600 North Sepulveda Blvd., on Friday and Fry's Home Electronics in the city of Industry, located at 13401 Crossroads Parkway North, on Saturday.


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