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$200m Credit Card Fraud – Quiser Khan and Shafique Ahmed Enter Guilty Plea

Tax Form Application FraudSix out of eighteen defendants; Quiser Khan, Shafique Ahmed, Muhammad Shafiq, Mohammad Khan, Vernina Adams and Raghbir Singh have all entered guilty pleas to the accusation of the creation of over 7,000 identities in order to create 25,000 credit cards. The credit card fraud and mass money-laundering scheme utilized over 169 foreign and domestic bank accounts. The gang used the accounts to steal and launder over $200 million dollars of banks’ money. The operation was highly organised and managed to

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Why Security Companies Have Failed to stop Phishing

password boxIf there are always users who will fall for phishing, how can it be prevented? We explain how security firms have been getting it wrong and how cutting edge technology is set to change that.Phishing is when a user is shown a false website and asked to enter their username and password so that scammers gain their login details. The art to a good phishing scam comes in getting the user to that page.In the early days - nowOnline auction

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New York Times Taken Down by Account Takeover, Syrian Electronic Army Accused

New York Times LogoOn Tuesday August 27, The New York Times was taken down in a simple account takeover attack which was more intelligent and planned than it was technically savvy.In this targeted account takeover attempt, the perpetrators focused their efforts on the DNS records of the New York Times. DNS is the system which allows users to type a friendly version of a web address in words, the Domain Name System converts this to the IP address in order to route the

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Riot Games, Maker of League of Legends Confirms Hacking

riot games logoIn a post on their website, Riot Games has confirmed that "a portion of their North American account information was recently compromised". They have stated that "usernames, email addresses, salted password hashes, and some first and last names were accessed. This means that the password files are unreadable, but players with easily guessable passwords are vulnerable to account theft." Further to this Riot Games say they are investigating whether "120,000 transaction records from 2011 that contained hashed and salted credit card numbers"

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How Rating Abuse Damages Your Brand

3-5-starsFraudsters create falsely favourable reviews and opinions about a company or product in order to boost their sales. As the web becomes more ‘social’, rating abuse can damage your web-service or brand. Let's take a look at the main reasons why 'black-hat marketeers' do this: 1. App or Product Visibility In Top Lists The web increasingly revolves around concept of crowd theory. The more people “like”, rate, buy, download or any other interaction – the more likely that other people

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