Category Archives: IDENTITY THEFT

TARGET IDENTITY THEFT CASE THREE TIMES BIGGER THAN REPORTED

11 January 2014 extract from  ABC Report Retailer releases new information that shows more consumer data was stolen than originally thought. Target first announced a hacking incident involving 40 million customers more bad news from the retail giant. The company … Continue reading

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CYBER GANG BUSTED FOR INFECTING 11M PCS AND STEALING $US850M

Edwin Chan Published: December 12, 2012 – 1:26PM Investigators led by the FBI and aided by Facebook, have busted an international criminal ring that infected 11 million computers around the world and caused more than $US850 million ($A806m) in total … Continue reading

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CRIMINALS TARGET MOBILES AND SOCIAL NETWORKING

Date September 7, 2012 Rachel Olding smh.com.au Crime Reporter MOBILE phones and social networking sites have become the new frontier for cyber criminals who are stealing passwords and personal information by taking advantage of people’s cluelessness. Australians are very good … Continue reading

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CREDIT-CARD FACTORY UNCOVERED

Credit-card factory uncovered: police July 26, 2012 – 3:57PM Ilya Gridneff The Sydney Morning Herald Police have arrested and charged a Sydney man, alleging he operated a sophisticated credit-card and fake-identity factory worth an estimated $5 million in fraudulent transactions.  The … Continue reading

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IDENTITY THEFT

June 27, 2012 – 8:25AM from smh.com.au Two-Year FBI Undercover “Carding” Operation Protected Over 400,000 Potential Cyber Crime Victims and Prevented Over $205 Million in Losses. U.S. law enforcement officials said 24 suspected hackers had been arrested in a sting … Continue reading

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