The NYPD is taking the 16 percent increase in subway theft lying down–by flooding the MTA with dozens of decoy offers pretending to be drunk or asleep, reports the New York Post.
Although the NYPD won’t disclose the exact number of undercover offices being dispatched underground with iPhones and Kindles, the Post‘s source says “the backup is expected to more than double the number of cops currently conducting the stealthy underground operations.”
According to V3:
The researchers said that criminals are increasingly focused on one specific area of expertise to trade on the black market, and are commoditising exploited machines on a more granular level.
Rather than sell off large quantities of infected systems for botnet activity, attackers have begun selling access to individual high-value targets such as systems with access to government or large-enterprise networks.