I was wanting to know if the blend in the title of this post provides e-criminals an open field to explore.
What I mean is this: say a fraudster goes and buys a pay-as-go SIM card from a certain Mobile Broadband Network, and tops it up with $10; pays for it with cash - or even, pays someone to go the shop and buy the aforementioned SIM card (in case the fraudster is very paranoid).
He then transfers this $10 voice credit to an add-on of, say, 1GB internet and uses this SIM on his dongle, attached to a laptop with a fully encrypted HDD. Now he is ready to start doing bad things against my website: this hacker is aware of Geolocation, so he will only perform his attacks from crowded areas where lots of people are likely to be using their laptops (in case the Law Enforcement will track the geolocation and timestamp and look for security cameras' footage to find someone using a laptop at the time of the attacks).
Because this is not like in films, he will not be chased while he is on the act of hacking the bits out of my website, so being caught on the act isn't really an issue for him.
He finishes his dirty business for the day and keeps doing this for months being always careful and paranoid.
1-In the eventuality he becomes somehow a suspect, what is the likelihood of being convicted should the Law Enforcement get hold of his encrypted laptop? 2-Finally, what are his mistakes that we can pick upon in order to convict him. The other side of the coin is: how can he not be caught by us?