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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 […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Privacy, Spammers & Scammers

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 […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Spammers & Scammers

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. […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Spammers & Scammers

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 […]

Topic: Malware, Privacy, Spammers & Scammers

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 […]

Topic: Phishing, Web Hacking

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