Tag Archives: eBay

HPE CEO Meg Whitman to Leave DXC Board; Mike Lawrie Comments

Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, will step down from her role as a member of the board of directors at DXC Technology effective immediately. Whitman became a board member earlier this year of DXC that was formed through the merger between HPE’s enterprise services segment and Computer Sciences Corp., DXC said …

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Online Action Scammer Gets 48 Months in Jail

A Romanian scammer was sentenced yesterday to four years in prison for his role as a money mule in an international fraud scheme that targeted online bidders, the FBI’s Chicago division announced. According to court documents, Adrian Ghighina, 33, of Bucharest, Romania, moved and hid the illicit proceeds of an …

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Nevada Man Sentenced to 12 Years for $1.5 M eBay Scam

A 40-year-old Nevada man has been sentenced to 12,5 years in prison and ordered to pay $1.5 million in restitution for defrauding more than 250 persons in an Internet fraud scheme involving high-end appliances. Darin French was convicted Feb. 18, 2011, of 22 counts of mail fraud, 11 counts of …

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Holy Matrimony: Husband and Wife Net $1.5 Million in eBay Scam

A scamming husband-and-wife team from Nevada has been found guilty of defrauding eBay customers who shelled out small fortunes for advertised high-end kitchen appliances they never received. Darin Jerome French and Jennifer Lynn French were convicted last week of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering in connection with an …

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Romanian Conman Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Online Bidders

A Romanian man has pleaded guilty to one count each of wire fraud and conspiracy for his role in moving and hiding the illegal proceeds of an international fraud that targeted Internet bidders. Court documents say 33-year-old Adrian Ghighina of Bucharest, Romania, came to the United States in 2004 acting …

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Foreign-exchange Students Linked to Vietnamese Cyber-Crime Gang

A federal investigation dubbed Operation eMule has led agents to two foreign-exchange students in Minnesota who are accused of taking part in a cyber-crime ring in Vietnam that stole the identities of countless Americans and pilfered millions of dollars from online retailers. According to Star Tribune, court documents identified major …

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Video Game Pirate Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

A 36-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for selling more than 35,000 illegally copied computer games online between 2005 and 2009, according to the FBI. Qiang “Michael” Bi pleaded guilty July 28, 2010, to one count of mail fraud, one count of copyright infringement, and …

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Ebay Employees Targeted by Spear-Phishing Attack

Romanian authorities have arrested a man suspected of stealing more than $3 million through a series of computer crimes that included phishing attacks targeting eBay employees, The Register reports. Liviu Mihail Concioiu allegedly masterminded two phishing attacks targeting eBay employees. Although it is unknown how many eBay workers fell for …

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Cyber Crooks Crank Out 57,000 New, Fake URLs Weekly

Every week, cyber criminals are developing around 57,000 new fake web addresses, which are placed and registered on search engines in hopes of tricking innocent users to click on them, according to PandaLabs. PandaLabs has examined malicious URLs placed online during June 2010 to August 2010, by scammers to trick …

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