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Talk about a shocking find. Apparently cybercrime has the upper hand on drugs when it comes to overall sales of illicit substances. According to Valerie McNiven, a cybercrime advisor for the U.S. Treasury:

"Last year was the first year that proceeds from cybercrime were greater than proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs, and that was, I believe, over $105 billion."


Hold the phone one sec. $105 billion dollars? That's a lot of cash. I guess the next big thing on the streets will be dealing eBay account passwords, warez, and burned dreamcast Xbox games. Those 100 pellets of cocaine in your girlfriend's stomach? Get some Taco Bell and flush it down baby, you need to move to the next level: Cybercrime.

Cybercrime more profitable than illicit drug sales? [Ars Technica]


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