Tag Archives: fraud

Woman gets 2.5 years in prison for managing ATM-sucking gang of fraudsters

Posted August 28, 2012 Over $9 million was stolen from cash machines in 280 cities around the world in less than 12 hours, using a mixture of a gang of low-level operatives and high-tech hacking. Read more here.

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UnSteveDorkland Twitter spoofer accused of hacking newspaper group

Posted July 31, 2012 Whoever runs the spoof Twitter account is facing four criminal charges for poking fun at a UK newspaper group’s executive. Read about it here. 

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Bank’s shoddy security was to blame for $588,851 online robbery, US appeals court rules

Posted July 10, 2012 A Maine construction company that saw its online bank account fraudulently drained of almost $600,000 might get some of it back due to what a US federal court has deemed shoddy security systems at its bank. Read more here. 

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Cybercrooks preying on small businesses

Posted July 6, 2012 Small businesses might think they are little enough to escape cybercrooks’ attention, but they’re increasingly wrong. Read the full story on Naked Security. 

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UK police hunting down thousands who bought identity fraud packages from Confidential Access website

Posted June 12, 2012 Met Police are looking for the 11,000 customers who bought fake IDs, driving licences, bank statements, tips on how to commit fraud and other illegal files from the site. Read it. 

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How internet revenge by an ex-partner can lead to horrific violence

Posted May 24, 2012 There are some truly horrific stories about how jilted boyfriends have used the internet to get their (sometimes violent) revenge on former partners. Are the authorities, and sites such as Craigslist, doing enough to protect us? Read it. 

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Cyber romance scams cost US victims $50 million in 2011

Posted May 17, 2012 Who doesn’t love a good romance story? Oh, probably those who have ended up losing out on a lot of money. Read the story on Naked Security. 

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US surgeon booted off cruise ship, accused of sending terrorist tweet

Posted May 9, 2012 US neurosurgeon and low-carbohydrate diet guru Dr. Jack Kruse found himself unceremoniously plucked off a cruise ship and deposited on the shore after a tweet including his name mentioned a bio-terrorist attack against the ship. The story’s on Naked Security. 

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Apple ratchets up security on App Store and iTunes

Posted April 16, 2012 Apple is prompting some of its iTunes/App Store/iOS customers to set up three new security questions and an alternate email, in an attempt to smother a growing wave of phishing and fraud. Here’s the story. 

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IRS releases its top ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax scams

Posted February 22, 2012 Ushering in tax season, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released its annual “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for 2012. Read the story on Naked Security.

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