Simple protection steps from credit card fraud

Every year, cybercriminals steal billions of dollars from unsuspecting computer users and companies by committing credit card fraud. Although this activity was once relegated …

Man sentenced to 82 months for malware

A New Hampshire man was sentenced in federal court for his role in an international computer hacking conspiracy and his failure to file income tax returns while living in …

Phishers exploit New Zealand earthquake

Natural disasters are practically always exploited by scammers, and the earthquake that hit New Zealand and left thousands of its citizens homeless is not an exception, …

Teenage eBay fraudster damned by own journals

An Australian teenager has been sentenced two three years in prison after having plead guilty to over 100 charges of online fraud perpetrated on eBay. The fraudster effected …

Moldovan fraud ring mastermind arrested

A coordinated effort of the Irish gardai and custom officers has led to the arrest of a Moldovan man that is thought to be the leader of and mastermind behind an international …

PayPal phishing campaign hits inboxes

PayPal users should be on the lookout for phishing e-mails with “Please confirm your identity” in the subject line supposedly coming from the service: The download …

3-and-a-half years sentence for PayPal thief

Accused of having broken into 303 eBay and PayPal accounts and of stealing over £180,000 in total from the legitimate owners of the accounts, a person from Nottingham has …

Mubarak advance-fee fraud scam

German-speaking Internet users are being targeted by a common scam with an unusual twist, warns Symantec. The well-known 419 (or advance-fee fraud) scam template has been …