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Gangbangers' online M.O. remarkably normal

John P. Mello | March 28, 2013
While not your typical cyberattacker, however, they're more likely to engage in criminal online behavior than non-gang peers, researchers note

The cyber underworld, in general, looks at gangs with a hard eye. "The problem with aligning yourself with gang members is they lack a certain level of discipline and self control," Decker said.

"They would much rather do things to make a point than to realize a profit," he continued. "Selling drugs on a street corner dressed in all red and driving around the neighborhood shooting people are bad for business because they attract police attention."

"There doesn't appear to be much penetration of the hacking world by the gang world," he added. "The hackers don't need much of what gang members can do."

 

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