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Georgia Man Convicted for Role in Phishing Operation

July 03, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Osarhieme Uyi Obaygbona, 32, of Atlanta, Georgia, was convicted last week of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit identity theft, and conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to protected computers. Phishing attacks use fraudulent web pages that mimic the legitimate web pages...

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EFF Staff to Present at Hackers on Planet Earth

July 01, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Technologies are transforming our society, and when our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE), one of the most creative and diverse hacker events in the world...

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Cyber Crime: Government vs. Bitcoin Anonymity

June 28, 2012 Added by:gaToMaLo r. amores

For anonymous transactions to be possible through Bitcoin, a mixing system must be used. There are two types: Those secure against attack from people viewing the public transaction like Bitcoin Laundry, and those secure against attack from the mixing system itself, like Open Transactions...

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Twenty-Four Arrests in Eight Countries in Cyber Crime Takedown

June 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“As the cyber threat grows more international, the response must be increasingly global and forceful. The coordinated law enforcement actions taken by an unprecedented number of countries around the world demonstrate that hackers and fraudsters cannot count on being able to prowl the Internet..."

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Russian Authorities Take Out World’s Largest Banking Botnet

June 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The criminal activities were committed by a 22-year-old young man who is widely known in the hacker community under the nicknames of 'Germes' and 'Arashi'. The young man was not only developing bot-networks and massively distributing malicious programs but also personally took part in stealing funds"...

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FBI Announces Executive Appointments in Cyber Division

June 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller announced that Joseph M. Demarest will move to the Cyber Division as assistant director and that Cyber Division Section Chief James C. Burrell has been appointed deputy assistant director of the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters...

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The FBI's Most Wanted Cyber Criminals

June 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

While the objective of criminal elements largely remains the same, the ubiquity of the digital systems that pervade every aspect of our culture present a new set of challenges for law enforcement, and new breed of criminal. The following are the Federal Bureau of Investigations "most wanted" cyber crooks...

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Man Sentenced to Almost Five Years in Prison for Identity Theft

June 04, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Michael Garcia was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to 57 months in prison for fraud. Garcia accessed the computer servers of a law firm and an accountant firm without their knowledge or authorization and downloaded the personal information of more than 1,450 clients and employees...

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Programmer Pleads Guilty to Stealing Code from Federal Reserve

May 30, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Bo Zhang may have thought that he left no fingerprints when he engaged in his high-tech thievery—stealing proprietary government software worth nearly $10 million using little more than a mouse—but he was mistaken. He was caught in his tracks and now he will be punished for his cyber-thievery"...

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Romanian Authorities Arrest Suspected Anonymous Members

May 29, 2012 Added by:Headlines

When asked about the threat of arrest, Balaneasa said: "Romanian authorities (most of them) are just too stupid. I wonder what else they are taking seriously, besides hacking... Afraid? NEVER. We will fight to the end. And to be honest, all they will 'catch' may be clips of themselves sucking their own finger..."

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West New York Mayor Arrested for Hacking

May 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The mayor of West New York, N.J., and his son were arrested for allegedly hacking into an e-mail account and website associated with a movement to recall the mayor, and have been charged with gaining unauthorized access to computers and conspiracy...

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Insider Threat: Former PNC Manager Pleads Guilty to Bank Theft

May 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Laird stole the funds through a number of means: opening credit accounts in her father’s name without authorization; making redemptions from CD accounts of five customers; opening checking accounts in other names and wroting checks to pay her personal bills and expenses...

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IC3: 2011 Internet Crime Report

May 15, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

IC3 represents a perfect example of how technological services could help in the prevention and analysis of criminal activities, and highlights that the real weapon against Internet crime is awareness and information sharing...

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Manager of Phishing Ring Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

May 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

A principal figure in the domestic arm of an international “phishing” operation that used spam e-mails and bogus websites to defraud American banks was found guilty of bank and wire fraud, identity theft, computer fraud, and money laundering and sentenced to five years in federal prison...

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Federal Charges Filed in Case Involving Theft of Trade Secrets

May 14, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The indictment alleges that Janice Kuang Capener took information related to customers and the pricing and sales of products without authorization from secure Orbit databases, and used that information for herself and others to the economic detriment of the company...

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Taming the WWW or Wild Wild West

May 13, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

There is a reason the security world refers to exploitation on the Internet to activity ‘in the wild’. A comparison can be made to the lawless, tough and unforgiving world of the Wild West in American history. You can get your stuffz or scalp taken...

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