fraud

Thu
11
Feb
John Lister's picture

IRS Online Security Breach Affects 100k Taxpayers

The IRS has revealed that cyber attackers managed to trick its system in handing over more than 100,000 access codes for user accounts. Fortunately the breach was discovered before any sensitive data was compromised. The attack followed a data theft ... from a source outside of the IRS. The agency hasn't revealed what that was, but it appears to have involved a stolen list that included social security numbers. The attackers then set an automated program, or "bot" to work. Using stolen social security numbers (sourced from outside the IRS), the bot was used to generate E-file PINs ... (view more)

Mon
27
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Redrum: Time Lies

Description The twisted and evil Dr. Sigmund Fraud has been released from the asylum, and is up to his old tricks. Help Detective Ravenwood track him down and end his terrible crimes in Redrum --Time Lies. Dive into this Hidden Object Puzzle ... Adventure game and free the souls of Dr. Fraud's victims from their nightmares. Explore eerie nightmares and put an end to Dr. Fraud's cruel experiments once and for all. Note: Redrum: Time Lies is an intense, graphic game intended for mature audiences only. Key Features Eerie gameplay Spooky puzzles Capture Dr. Fraud! Get the Strategy Guide! Requirements ... (view more)

Mon
14
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Record-Breaking Credit Card Hacker Pleads Guilty

Record-breaking hacker Albert Gonzalez has pleaded guilty to the largest credit card heist scheme ever. The 28 year old Miami man recently admitted to hacking various computer networks and swiping millions of credit card numbers. Gonzalez, who ... pleaded guilty to a total of nineteen counts of computer fraud, conspiracy, wire fraud, access device fraud, and aggravated identity theft, was not alone in the scheme. He, along with about ten others from across Europe, China, and the United States, had been accused of breaking into computer networks in order to swipe an astounding 130 million credit ... (view more)

Wed
17
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Click Fraud

Click fraud is a type of Internet crime that occurs in pay per click online advertising. How Click Fraud Works A person or automated computer program imitates a legitimate user clicking on an ad online a web site. The ad is clicked for the purpose ... of generating a charge (per click) to the advertiser. Click Fraud with respect to PPC Advertising Pay per click (PPC) advertising is an arrangement in which web sites ("publishers") display clickable ads from an advertising network in exchange for revenue earned for each ad clicked. Each time a (believed to be) valid user clicks on an ad, ... (view more)

Wed
17
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Sues Vancouver Family Over Click Fraud

A mother and her two sons are on the wrong end of a $750,000 suit filed by Microsoft. The Redmond-based company claims the Vancouver, British Columbia family is responsible for an immense online scam using pay-per-click ads (also known as click ... fraud ). The civil complaint was filed in a Seattle federal court earlier this week. According to reports, Microsoft has been investigating the matter for over a year and names three individuals from the west coast Canadian city: Melanie Suen, Eric Lam, and Gordon Lam. Although there's no confirmation on it yet, Microsoft has stated that it believes ... (view more)

Tue
08
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Web Fraudsters Getting More Buck for the Bang

Think the web is getting any safer? According to some numbers, it just might be. Unfortunately, though the number of cyber fraud cases in the United States appears to have dropped since last year, the total dollar loss has actually increased, to a ... frightening $239 million. The numbers have been made available thanks to a recent Federal Bureau of Investigation annual report, which revealed that although the number of complains went down (to 207,000 from 207,500 in 2006 and 231,000 in 2005) the total hit to our wallets went up over $40 million from 2006. FBI special agent John Hambrick ... (view more)

Thu
17
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

Google, Yahoo Team Up to Fight Click Fraud

Scams are nothing new for the Internet and its 'netizens. Whether it be the infuriating advertising brought on by Spyware, bundled adware commonly found in peer-to-peer downloading, or good old fashioned credit card number theft, the worldwide web ... has been a beacon of crime and mischief for some time. However, one interesting little scam, "click fraud", is now being targeted by some of the industry's biggest names, and the movement has both the American court and government system involved. "Click fraud" is defined as the exploitation of pay-by-click advertisements for the purpose of profit. ... (view more)

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