announced Monday that they had "disrupted" what they call "Business Email Compromise" schemes, which involve a malicious actor sending a phishing email and somehow convincing employees with access to a company’s financial credentials to transfer money fraudulently. The FBI added that $2.4 million dollars was seized, while $14 million in "fraudulent wire transfers" was recovered. Seventy-four people were arrested worldwide, including 42 in the United States, 29 in Nigeria, and three others in Canada, Mauritius, and Poland. "Fraudsters can rob people of their life's savings in a matter of minutes," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. "These are malicious and morally repugnant crimes. The Department of Justice has taken aggressive action against fraudsters in recent months, conducting the largest sweep of fraud against American seniors in history back in February." The Department of Justice did not immediately provide a full list of those arrested, or the criminal … [Read more...] about Feds arrest dozens allegedly involved in targeted Nigerian email scams
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Video: Cryptocurrency-mining malware is targeting IoT devices: Is it worth it? The FBI has released a report listing the most complained about and most costly internet-related crimes. The report is compiled from 301,580 consumer complaints of suspected criminal internet activity filed with the agency's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in 2017. For the year, total reported losses to internet crime stood at $1.41bn -- slightly down on the $1.45bn reported in 2016. SEE: 17 tips for protecting Windows computers and Macs from ransomware (free PDF) The internet crime most complained about involves goods or services that were either delivered by the victim but not paid for by the crooks, or paid for by the victim but never received. Second on the list are breaches of personal data; third come phishing emails, texts or calls apparently from a legitimate companies or contacts requesting personal, financial or login details -- often the first step towards other criminal acts. … [Read more...] about Ransomware, tech-support scams or email fraud: Which cybercrimes cost victims most?
Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, blasted cryptocurrency news site CoinDesk in a tweet Thursday. Buterin, who says he will boycott CoinDesk’s Consensus conference, alleges the firm “is recklessly complicit in enabling giveaway scams.” Thousands of people will be in attendance at CoinDesk’s 2018 Consensus conference in May, but Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin will not be among them. On Thursday, the 24-year-old said on Twitter he would boycott this year’s conference, and encouraged others to follow suit. He said CoinDesk, one of the most followed cryptocurrency and blockchain trade publications, is “recklessly complicit in enabling giveaway scams.” The impetus for Buterin’s tweet was a technical analysis blog post, which linked to a fraudulent website. The link has since been removed from the article. “This article has been … [Read more...] about Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin bashes crypto news site CoinDesk as being ‘recklessly complicit in enabling giveaway scams’
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Intersect by Amy B Wang by Amy B Wang Email the author April 10 at 2:05 PM Email the author On the surface, the Facebook page had all the markings of an authentic Black Lives Matter group. Its profile picture — “BLACK LIVES MATTER” in block text against a bright yellow background — echoed the style and colors of the one used on Blacklivesmatter.com. The “Black Lives Matter”-emblazoned merchandise sold through the Facebook page all benefited related causes. And it had nearly 700,000 followers, making it the largest Facebook page affiliated with the movement. Or so people … [Read more...] about Facebook’s most popular Black Lives Matter page was a scam run by a white Australian, report says
posted on 05 May 2012, 04:02 8 1. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011) There was a Cingular in Need for Speed Underground 2, was it that AT&T? posted on 05 May 2012, 04:30 0 2. abhishekrocks (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Apr 2012) i was thinking the same posted on 05 May 2012, 04:56 19 3. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012) Randall Stephenson was a mistake. posted on 05 May 2012, 09:46 7 18. tedkord (Posts: 15820; Member since: 17 Jun 2009) Not just as in AT&T should have never made him CEO, but as in his mother should have squatted over a dumpster when her water broke. Every time this over privileged, under talented, whiny little turd talks, I wish someone would punch him in the throat. posted on 05 May 2012, 12:55 1 29. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010) It seems like Stephenson has an incurable case of sour grapes. I wonder how long before AT&T's Board of Directors realizes his … [Read more...] about Comments for : AT&T CEO Stephenson: Unlimited data was a mistake