Tony Soprano and cybercrime have more in common than you think

It’s a red-letter day if you’re a fan of the HBO drama “The Sopranos,” as the acclaimed New Jersey mob drama kicks off its final nine episodes tonight.

If you’re a fan of the show, as I am, you know this season picks up with uncertainty hanging over Tony and the gang like an April cold front, and a climactic (and some guess too violent) seems to be in the cards.

But how realistic is the show? While its main character once tried to convince his daughter on a college visit that “the Mafia doesn’t exist,” readers of SC Magazine know in no uncertain terms that organized crime is out there – and the bosses are just as interested in obtaining personally identifiable information as shaking down the local restaurant owners.

So will Tony encourage Christopher to build more effective keyloggers, or will a non-made henchman get whacked for not sharing stolen TJX credit card details with his capo? Probably not, but stranger things have happened during the show’s nine-year run.

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