Tag Archives: Sean B Fraser

CROOKS STICK RANSOM NOTE ON CHOCOLATE FACTORY COMPUTERS “PUT THE CHOCOLATE IN THE BAG AND NOBODY GETS HURT”

Imagine life without chocolate. Forrest Gump’s mum said life is all about a box of chocolates and now it has been proven to be true. Those pesky Eastern Europeans have now used their ransomware to take control of the Cadbury … Continue reading

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HONDA FORCED TO SHUTDOWN PLANT DUE TO RANSOMWARE INFECTION

June 21 2017 On Wednesday Honda announced that it was forced to shut down production at one of its plants after it was hit by the WannaCry ransomware. In mid-May when the virus appeared efforts were made to secure its … Continue reading

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AN ENCOUNTER WITH CRIME WRITER GINA AMOS

Sean Gina I know you attended the Michael Connelly conversation at the Sydney Writers Festival recently and I’d like to ask you a few questions about what you as an emerging author takes home from an encounter such as this. … Continue reading

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CYBERCRIME IS SERIOUS IN THE UK

Britons lose more than £670m a year, from online fraud. In response to a recent survey over half those questioned said they had been a victim of online crime. This class of crime includes internet-based fraud, ID theft and hacking. … Continue reading

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IDENTITY THEFT WHAT SHOULD I DO?

About 15 million people a year fall victim to identity theft and although the methods that scammers use to steal your information are high-tech, it isn’t that difficult. In some instances a search of the internet can enable criminals to … Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION IS EASY PICKINGS FOR SCAMMERS WANTING TO ACCESS YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS

In my novel, my character has to deal with the consequences of identity theft, don’t you become a victim too. We all know about Phishing which is when hackers attempt to acquire information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by … Continue reading

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STOLEN CREDIT CARDS

If your identity has been accessed it is easy for criminals to quickly open multiple lines of credit and perpetrate “bust-out schemes.” The fraudster creates new credit cards and then immediately uses the credit cards to buy gift cards at … Continue reading

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IDENTITY THEFT NO. 1 CONSUMER COMPLAINT

In 2013, identity theft retained its No. 1 spot on the Federal Trade Commission’s national ranking of consumer complaints. That same year, American consumers reported losing more than $1.6 billion to fraud, according to the FTC’s annual report on consumer … Continue reading

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EAST EUROPEAN CYBER CRIMINALS ‘PROTECTED FROM PROSECUTION’

Original story by Tim Ring February 04, 2014 For Full Story click here Respected security researcher Nart Villeneuve has controversially declared that Eastern European cyber criminal gangs – responsible for the recent attacks on Target and other major retailers – … Continue reading

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IDENTITY THEFT

By Mai Camille People all over the world have been affected by the horrors of cyber crime. It’s a term that covers a broad scope of criminal activity using a computer. It includes identity theft, financial fraud, identity defacement and … Continue reading

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