Category: Scams

Former Dark Market Admin Faces 10 Year Jail Sentence

Former Dark Market Admin Faces 10 Year Jail Sentence

You may remember a while back in 2008 it was uncovered (at least publically) that DarkMarket was actually an FBI Sting Operation. Insiders had apparently known since 2006 that one of the admins was...

High Tech Ticket Scalpers Earn $25 Million Profits

High Tech Ticket Scalpers Earn $25 Million Profits

Today’s news is that a company in the US has been using CAPTCHA breaking technology to run a very profitable ticket scalping operation. Reports state they netted a $25 Million USD profit over a...

Scotland Yard Arrests Teenages For Involvement In Largest English Language Cybercrime Forum

Scotland Yard Arrests Teenages For Involvement In Largest English Language Cybercrime Forum

It seems both the US and UK governments have been cracking down pretty harshly on cybercrime operations over the past two years. A number of ‘underground’ forums and cybercrime operations have been shut down...

Police In UK & US Charge & Arrest Multiple People Over Zeus Trojan E-banking Fraud

Police In UK & US Charge & Arrest Multiple People Over Zeus Trojan E-banking Fraud

Zeus has been around for quite some time, we reported it about it initially back in 2009 when it was noted Zeus could evade anti-virus software. In more recent months it was noted that...

European Banks Seeing New Wave Of ATM Skimming

European Banks Seeing New Wave Of ATM Skimming

ATM hacking and skimming were often in the news a few years back, but since the banks ramped up the security on ATM machines – including anti-skimming devices – ATM fraud activities seemed to...

Cybercrooks May Be Able To Force Mobile Phones To Send Premium-Rate SMS Messages

Cybercrooks May Be Able To Force Mobile Phones To Send Premium-Rate SMS Messages

There have been a few stories about this in the past, I recall China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans that were draining people’s batteries and phone credit by sending messages to...

Ramnit Worm Stealing Facebook Account Passwords, E-mail Address &  Bank Details

Ramnit Worm Stealing Facebook Account Passwords, E-mail Address & Bank Details

Oh look, another Facebook worm – this one seems pretty nasty and as usual it’s going for Facebook access details and then diving into banking credentials if it can find them. It’s mostly targeted...

Android Trojan Targets Japanese Market – Steals Personal Data

Android Trojan Targets Japanese Market – Steals Personal Data

Early last year we wrote about China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans, then later last year there was a possibility Cybercrooks May Be Able To Force Mobile Phones To Send Premium-Rate...

Android Malware App Covertly Makes Purchases On China Mobile Market

Android Malware App Covertly Makes Purchases On China Mobile Market

There seems to be a trend towards malware on the Android platform that extorts money from the user somehow, either through premium SMS or services – or the latest trojan – which covertly purchases...

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