On the Internet, Nobody Knows You’re a Robot – BusinessWeek
Hackers have proven they can crack just about any computer network, from Sony’s (SNE) to Citigroup’s (C). Afterward, they face another challenge: unloading the virtual booty. They often take stolen credit-card numbers, online banking credentials, e-mail logins, and Social Security numbers to a sprawling network of underground chat rooms and invitation-only forums, where such data are bought and sold. Law enforcement investigators hoping to catch the crooks lurk there as well, but with hacking incidents on the rise, the problem is far too big to police by traditional means.