The Secret Service as well as the FBI has now successfully infiltrated that in the underground world of computer hackers in the USA near about 25% are now secretly informing the present US government regarding their peers for fear of a longs prison of sentence. But the existing fact is that the community is now riddled along with paranoia as well as mistrust because it is not yet cleared who is the real part of the “army of informants.”
This estimate has come from the Eric Corley who already published the hacker quarterly 2600. In this purpose Corley also told the Guardian” By owing to the harsh penalties which involved and the relative experience with the help of which the law which many hackers have, are rather susceptible to intimidation.”
Even the popular illegal forums are now used by the cyber criminals at the marketplaces in order to still identification as well as credit card numbers which are sometimes run by the hacker turncoats acting according with FBI moles. Though it is not just a hackers, in spite of that undercover FBI agents sometimes pose as the hackers specializing in ID theft as well as in order to take over the management of crime forums for gathering intelligence and putting criminals behind bars.
This can be say one of the existing strategy of the Government of US in order to do fight with the anarchistic co-operatives, which known as “hacktivists”, also it have already launched lots of high profile cyber attacks in the recent months. To fulfill this purpose there also two of the most popular groups that already have been all over the news are Anonymous and LulzSec.
In the last month the US has disclosed its Internal Strategy in the field of Cyberspace. So the document is now revealed by the US government that might be responded in order to cyber attacks with military force, in specific if someone were pulled off a serious cyberspace hack against the country of US. Though I still think that he informants are one part of that thing but I am really wondering to know how many of those hackers have now been recruited by the FBI or the secret service in this purpose, which is a statistic that will not possible to know for anybody.