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Unfolding ‘DOUBLE TWINS’ Deception Scheme

July 29, 2013 Added by:Mikko Jakonen

‘DOUBLE TWINS‘ is deception scheme combining modern world speed, easiness to run anonymous with Internet and difficulties with real corporate and personal identity verification. What makes it most interesting; it was ‘quick in – quick out’ – job, completed within 3 weeks from the start.

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Credit Card Fraud Really Isn’t Identity Theft

January 23, 2013 Added by:Robert Siciliano

With the holiday shopping season and after holiday season sales over, it’s time to review our credit card statements and make sure that everything that is on there was something you purchased. With most of us using our card a lot more during this time, there’s more chance of fraud or identity theft...

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Fraud Files: Pay Later, Pilfer Now

December 18, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Services such as BillMeLater, a PayPal company that allows customers to make purchases on credit after a simple sign-up process and credit check, have created an identity theft trend and left victims fighting to clear their names...

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Fraud Files: When Tax Fraud Won’t Go Away

December 11, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Though it could create procedural challenges for the IRS and the U.S. Postal Service, Congress could solve the problem by simply refusing to issue refunds before April 15. That way they could see who has duplicate returns filed, and investigate before signing over checks to the bad guys...

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Gift Cards, Money Laundering, And Other Shenanigans

December 05, 2012 Added by:Jackie Singh

Well, one thing that makes the use of bank card schemes quite safe is that it’s quite a bit harder to clone the value of a card on to another. It’s certainly doable to clone the card itself and use it multiple times, but it’s going to drain the account as it is used...

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Cyber Threats to Democracy?

October 18, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

I highly encourage anyone to look into the current mechanisms which count the people’s vote state-by-state, but even more I encourage the security industry and public to voice outrage for not putting security first in our sacred democratic election process...

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The Face of Battle: Sir John Keegan and the Individual in Compliance

September 26, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

Compliance violation perpetrators will often grow the fraud in magnitude, sometimes increasing the number of participants. They will rarely cease on their own accord. This fits into Sir John’s analysis of the everyman of battle: What they did and how they did it...

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How to Handle a Credit Card Breach While Abroad

September 13, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

A 60-day window covers two billing cycles, enough for most account-conscious consumers who keep an eye on their spending. Victims of fraudulent credit card charges only wind up paying the unauthorized charges if they fail to report the credit card fraud within 60 days...

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eVoting Gets Real

September 03, 2012 Added by:Alan Woodward

Having written about the characteristics of reliable e-voting systems in Scientific American recently it is interesting to see that officials are now working hard to implement it.

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Four Defendants Charged in Credit Card Skimming Scheme

August 21, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Four men were arrested for their roles in an identity theft scheme involving the theft of credit card numbers used to fraudulently purchase fuel at gas stations in order to be sold, distributed, or otherwise used by the defendants in order to obtain criminal proceeds...

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One-Third of Banking Account Takeover Attempts Successful

August 20, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

While less money was ultimately siphoned from banks and customers than in past years, there are new attack strategies on the horizon, which may push these numbers up in 2012. Threats, defenses, and vulnerabilities continually emerge, so stay tuned as we track the shifts in our evolving security landscape...

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The Rise of the Virtual-Plagiarist

August 13, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

Amazon is a prime feeding ground for the virtual-plagiarist given that Amazon makes a profit off everything sold, and they have no incentive to stop such practices as it would affect their profitability. Amazon takes a kid-gloves approach to plagiarism. That is all the more true for virtual-plagiarized text...

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Student Pleads Guilty to Counterfeiting Coupons on the Internet

August 07, 2012 Added by:Headlines

In addition to creating and disseminating fake coupons, Henderson also wrote tutorials and created templates he posted online and that provided instructions for creating counterfeit coupons using their own computers. Henderson’s scheme caused retailers and manufacturers to lose approximately $900,000....

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Court Dismissed Another Data Breach Suit

August 06, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The Holmes decision further underscores difficulties in securing any recovery on a data breach lawsuit absent actual identity theft. However, the lengthy history of this case — dating back to 2008 including a challenge to a Court approved settlement — highlights that such cases are protracted and costly to defend...

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Cyber Criminals Prey on Worried Parents

August 02, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

Cyberthieves are trolling the internet for information and with a convincing phone call trying to trick parents out of thousands of dollars. It sounds like this scam would be easy to spot but it’s so scary, so emotional, and happens so often even Western Union employees are trained to ask questions...

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DHS: Cybersecurity Awareness and the Summer Olympics

July 19, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Hackers frequently take advantage of highly-publicized events and popular news to get users to click on fraudulent links and unknowingly download malware onto their computers, smart phones, tablets, and other wireless devices. To avoid these online scams, it's important to follow these practices...

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