Tag Archive | "fraud"


19 November 2010 | 15,233 views

European Banks Seeing New Wave Of ATM Skimming

ATM hacking and skimming were often in the news a few years back, but since the banks ramped up the security on ATM machines – including anti-skimming devices – ATM fraud activities seemed to drop off. Remember the Pro ATM Hacker ‘Chao’ Gives Out ATM Hacking Tips and a bunch of people getting busted not [...]

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02 March 2010 | 6,530 views

High Tech Ticket Scalpers Earn $25 Million Profits

Today’s news is that a company in the US has been using CAPTCHA breaking technology to run a very profitable ticket scalping operation. Reports state they netted a $25 Million USD profit over a 6 year period, which is an industry is extremely lucrative especially for a reasonably small operation. Of course they way in [...]

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15 January 2010 | 13,680 views

Former Dark Market Admin Faces 10 Year Jail Sentence

You may remember a while back in 2008 it was uncovered (at least publically) that DarkMarket was actually an FBI Sting Operation. Insiders had apparently known since 2006 that one of the admins was actually an undercover FBI agent. Countless cases have gone to court with the evidence and contacts gathered in the DarkMarket forums. [...]

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05 May 2009 | 5,226 views

Torpig Botnet Hijacking Reveals 70GB Of Stolen Data

We did mention Torpig in passing back in January 2008 when talking about the Mebroot rootkit which digs down deep into the Master Boot Record. It seems like Torpig has been pretty active since then and the latest break is that some security researchers have managed to infiltrate the botnet and collect some data on [...]

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09 January 2009 | 5,472 views

TJX (T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s) Hacker Jailed For 30 Years

You should be familiar with the TJX case by now (TJX Largest Breach of Customer Data in U.S. History) and we’ve been following it here for a couple of years. We reported back in August last year that the TJX Credit Card Hackers were Busted and now one of the 11 guys involved has been [...]

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05 January 2009 | 4,650 views

Phishing Attacks Hits Twitter Users – Utilising Direct Messages

I personally received the following direct message on Twitter from someone I know quite well: hey! check out this funny blog about you… http://jannawalitax.blogspot.com/ It’s a link to a fake blogspot URL that redirects to a phishing URL for Twitter, it looks the same as the real login page but the actual URL is: http://twitterblogs.access-logins.com/login [...]

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19 November 2008 | 6,636 views

Dshocker AKA Aush0k Hacker Pleads Guilty to Computer Felonies

Another teen hacker in the news, this guy looks like he has some formidable skills though with the list of crimes he’s perpetrated. He’s pleaded guilty though, so he should get a reduced sentence and he’s still classified as a juvenile offender being only 17 – so that works in his favour too. A juvenile [...]

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20 May 2008 | 5,845 views

Three Charged With Hacking Dave & Buster’s Chain

Another big heist in the US netting a whole lot of juicy information on credit and debit cards, over half a million USD lost in this case alone. There’s a whole lot of fraud going on.. Not bad for fiddling with the cash register system of a restaurant chain. It just shows, anyone dealing with [...]

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26 February 2008 | 26,290 views

Hacking Does Pay! US Law Let’s Hacker Keep Fraudulent Earnings

Ah I think it’s time for controversy on a Tuesday, what do you think about this case where a hacker got some info on a company about it’s soon to be plummeting share prices by breaking into their computer. By investing $41,000 in stock potion trading on the shares that were about to drop – [...]

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07 January 2008 | 2,860 views

Uber Spammer Alan Ralsky Back In The News

Ah so Mr Alan Ralsky one of the biggest spammers of all-time is back in the news after his indictment with 10 others for running a large scale spam operation intended to inflate stocks artificially. At one time it was thought Mr Ralsky and his friends were responsible for the majority of the spam sent, [...]

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