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1:47 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

MSU cybercrime expert looks at hierarchy of hackers

Jared Andrews of MSU has seen cybercrimes that range from being minor, repairable annoyances to more invasive breaches.
Jared Andrews of MSU has seen cybercrimes that range from being minor, repairable annoyances to more invasive breaches.
Credit Flickr - Steve Petrucelli

Last December, some high tech grinches tried to steal Christmas for one major retailer. Computer hackers broke into the Target Corporation mainframe and downloaded some 40-million credit card numbers.  The breach was executed despite the fact that Target had installed malware detection software months before.

Today, Michigan State University is hosting its first ever interdisciplinary conference on cybercrime. Current State's Kevin Lavery spoke with Jared Andrews, an information technologist at Michigan State. He says there are a variety of viruses that work their way into email servers.

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