Organised crime gangs lure IT graduates

Organised criminals are starting to recruit IT students, according to a new report from security vendor McAfee. The revelation came as experts called for a greater focus on ethics in technology courses. The McAfee Virtual Criminology Report into organised crime and the internet was produced with co-operation from the FBI and European high-tech crime units, including the Metropolitan Police’s Computer Crime Unit. It reports that 68 out of 77 computer science students at one US university admitted to committing an illegal computer act, such as using another person’s account or writing a virus…

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