cyber crime

  • Man gets 7 years for forcing modems to call premium numbers

    Posted March 1, 2011 - 9:39 pm

    A New Hampshire man who made US$8 million by installing unwanted dial-up software on computers and then forcing them to call expensive premium telephone numbers was handed down an 82-month sentence on Monday.
  • Data Exfiltration: How Data Gets Out

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 11:01 am

    Cyber criminals are increasingly becoming more sophisticated in their methods of attack. Often we can equate this to the methods of data exfiltration as well. Exfiltration, or exportation, of data is usually accomplished by copying the data from the system via a network channel, although removable media or physical theft can also be utilized.
  • Thailand approves credit card hacker's extradition to US

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 11:59 am

    A Thai court has approved the extradition to the U.S. of a Malaysian man allegedly involved in hacking credit card information, causing massive losses for victims in the U.S.
  • Court order helps Microsoft tear down Waledac botnet

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 11:39 am

    With the help of a U.S. federal judge, Microsoft has struck a blow against one of the Internet's worst sources of spam: the notorious Waledac botnet.

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