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  • Deloitte Provides Cybersecurity Training Curriculum Support to Canadian University - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Deloitte Provides Cybersecurity Training Curriculum Support to Canadian University

    Deloitte and Canada's Polytechnique Montreal have formed an agreement to update Polytechnique's cybersecurity training program in a move to address the changing cyber threat landscape. The team revised the course content of the certificate programs in cyber investigation, online fraud and information technology network computer security, Polytechnique said Wednesday. The new programs will be available at […] More

  • New Tech Support Scam Targets English-speaking Countries - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    New Tech Support Scam Targets English-speaking Countries

    In the wake of a string of hacker stunts, some crooks are going old school by using phone directories and calling landlines to gain access to victims’ computers and steal their money. According to a new survey by Microsoft Corp, scammers posing as computer security experts call people at home to tell them they are […] More

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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 wire fraud, and three counts […] More

  • ID Theft Tops List of Consumers Complaints - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ID Theft Tops List of Consumers Complaints

    A list of top consumer complaints in 2010 has revealed that identity theft continues to be the No. 1 complaints category for the 11th consecutive year. According to the Federal Trade Commission, of 1,339,265 complaints received last year, 250,854 ““ or 19 percent ““ were related to identity theft. Debt collection complaints came in second […] More

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    Suspects Nabbed for Selling Fake Olympics Tickets Online

    Five people were yesterday arrested in England as part of a police operation targeting illegal cyber crime associated with next week's launch of the London 2012 Olympic Games tickets, according to The Telegraph. Detective Nick Downing, chief inspector in charge of the so-called Operation Podium, said the aim was to disrupt organized criminal networks involved […] More

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    British Teen Credit Card Scammer Goes to Jail

    A teenager and his friends, who stole $25 million from 130,000 hacked credit cards around the world, have been sentenced to prison for organizing “the largest English-language online cyber crime forum.” Toronto Star reported that 19-year-old Nicholas Webber, the creator of Gh0stMarket.net, was sentenced to five years in prison. Co-conspirator and software designer Gary Kelly, […] More

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    Man Spends 200K on Fake Online Girlfriend

    Police in Illinois said a man “was in disbelief” when officers told him the online girlfriend he had had a 2.5-year online relationship with was not a real person, according to media reports. Chicago Sun-Times reports the 48-year-old man called investigators Wednesday to say he believed the woman, to whom he had wired $200,000, had […] More

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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 online scheme in which the […] More

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    Most Malaysians Unaware of Web Dangers

    Most Malaysians do not know how to protect themselves on the Internet and fail to take necessary precaution to safeguard their personal information when banking and shopping online, according to an expert. Criminologist and president of Malaysian Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Datuk Akhbar Satar said although citizens enjoyed the convenience of online banking and […] More

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    FBI Warns of Malware-Laced Email Sent to Private-sector Companies

    Recent FBI analysis reveals that cyber criminals engaging in ACH/wire transfer fraud have targeted businesses by responding via email to job postings online. The bureau said more than $150,000 was recently stolen from a U.S. business via unauthorized wire transfer as a result of an email the company received that contained malware. The malware was […] More

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    Cyber Crime on the Rise in Spain

    Authorities in Malaga, Spain, have reported that child pornography and fraud account for more than half of cyber crime, Euro Weekly reports. Since its creation more than 18 months ago, the Computer Crime Service of Malaga Public Prosecutor's Office has  investigated almost 500 crimes. More than half of cases were related to fraud and the […] More

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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 the ploy, a computer-forensics expert […] More

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