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    Vicky

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    Unpicking the cyber-crime economy

    Post  Vicky on Sun 26 Aug 2018, 14:43

    Sunday 26 August 2018
    Unpicking the cyber-crime economy

    Turning virtual cash into real money without being caught is a big problem for successful cyber-criminals.


    They often have to get creative when “cashing out” or laundering the money they have stolen, according to a security expert.

    The problem of how to handle a large sum of stolen money without arousing suspicion is what Silas Marner thinks would deter burglars from stealing his money – a heap of guineas, crowns and half-crowns – secreted in his cottage, in the novel by George Eliot.
    Not that the idea of being robbed presented itself often or strongly to his mind: hoarding was common in country districts in those days; there were old labourers in the parish of Raveloe who were known to have their savings by them, probably inside their flock-beds; but their rustic neighbours, though not all of them as honest as their ancestors in the days of King Alfred, had not imaginations bold enough to lay a plan of burglary. How could they have spent the money in their own village without betraying themselves? They would be obliged to “run away”—a course as dark and dubious as a balloon journey.

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    Vera

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    Re: Unpicking the cyber-crime economy

    Post  Vera on Wed 29 Aug 2018, 19:59

    The name of Silas’s adopted daughter, Eppie, is short for Hephzibah – a name which appears twice in the Old Testament (II Kings 21:1 and Isaiah 62:4).

    In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling, there is a witch named Hepzibah Smith who had a house-elf called Hokey.

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