Emerging proof for "BRIC" criminal syndicate
London, UK - 23 January 2004, 15:30 GMT - There is mounting evidence
to demonstrate that global criminal syndicates originating from Brazil, the
Russian Federation, the Indian sub-continent and China (BRIC) are increasingly
using the internet and physical means to conduit the exchange and distribution
of counterfeit audio, video and computer gaming products both within their
domestic markets and across the OECD countries. This has become a multi-billion
dollar racket encompassing other organised criminal activities such as credit
card fraud and money laundering; human trafficking; fraud and extortion through
spam, phishing and DDoS; pornography; drug trafficking; and small arms smuggling.
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