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Mastermind of lottery fraud admits he rigged jackpots

3 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Former lottery computer programmer pleaded guilty in Iowa to running criminal scheme that allowed him to collect millions of dollars in lottery winnings in 4 other states

Mastermind of lottery fraud will tell how he rigged jackpots

last monthNews : The Lookout

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A lottery computer programmer will tell investigators how he was able to use his position to rig state jackpots for years and he and his brother will repay $3 million in prizes they improperly claimed, under a plea agreement released Monday.

Researchers identify VW defeat device

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Computer scientists have identified the precise line of code that Volkswagen used to cheat on emissions. "We found evidence of the fraud right there in public view. We were able to find the smoking gun," said researcher RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

NYC investigators raid offices of heating oil big in fraud probe

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

City investigators looking into fraud in the heating oil industry raided a big business seizing computers and boxes of documents.

VW "Dieselgate" computer code revealed amid suspicions of fraud at Daimler

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

After a year-long investigation, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany has uncovered the code used by Volkswagen to cheat diesel emissions tests. The announcement...Show More Summary

Signzy Technologies mixes IBM Watson and blockchain to reduce financial fraud

In a bid to make it easier for the banking industry to keep track of customer identity, IBM Corp. announced Thursday that Bangalore, India-based financial firm Signzy Technologies Pvt. Ltd. will use IBM Watson’s cognitive computing capability with IBM Blockchain services to develop a digital trust platform. Show More Summary

German cyber crime reportedly rose 80% in 2016

3 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

The German government registered 82,649 cases of computer fraud, espionage and other cyber crimes in 2016, an increase of just over 80 percent from 2015, a German newspaper reported on Sunday.

Alleged Cybercriminal Extradited To Brooklyn For Click Fraud

Italian citizen and alleged cybercriminal Fabio Gasperini was arraigned in a Brooklyn federal court on Friday, one day after he was extradited to the United States from the Netherlands for charges related to computer hacking, wire fraud, and money laundering. He pled not guilty and was remanded at the Brooklyn federal court. [ more › ]

Inmates busted with DIY computers in prison - CNET

3 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

At Ohio's Marion Correctional Institution, tech-savvy inmates created passes and planned fraud.

Inmates busted with DIY computers in prison - CNET

3 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

At Ohio's Marion Correctional Institution, tech-savvy inmates created passes and planned fraud.

How to Illegally Build an Internet-Connected PC in Prison

Five Ohio inmates were caught with a functioning, internet-connected computer in the ceiling that they used for tax fraud, porn and drug recipes.

Ohio inmates used salvaged computers to commit credit card fraud from jail

It’s never nice to be without the Internet. When I take a flight and there’s no Wi-Fi, I might grumble. The same is also true when my ISP shits the bed, and I’ve got to wait a few hours for them to send a technician out. Which is why...Show More Summary

Russian pleads guilty to charge related to Citadel malware

A Russian man who helped develop and distribute a malicious software designed to steal personal financial information has pleaded guilty to a computer fraud charge.

On The Anniversary Of The Fappening Hacker Charges, Sad Jerks Post More Nude Photos Online

Image. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Exactly one year ago today Ryan Collins -- one of the hackers involved in the celebrity iCloud nude photo leaks known as "the Fappening" -- was charged with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act....Show More Summary

On Anniversary of Fappening Hacker Charges, Sad Jerks Post More Nude Photos

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Exactly one year ago today Ryan Collins—one of the hackers involved in the celebrity iCloud nude photo leaks known as “the Fappening”—was charged with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Today, more alleged intimate photos of actresses are being circulated online, and this time Emma Watson and Amanda… Read more...

When The Computer Is YOU: The Rise Of Proxy AI

5 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Later this century, a form of Artificial Intelligence known as "proxy AIs" will imitate specific people or groups of people, generating entirely new experiences, tools for problem solving-- and fraud. What opportunities and threats might we face?

Here are the top scams targeting senior citizens

Sweepstakes frauds, robocalls, computer scams, elder financial abuse also high in danger risk        

Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-01-29

Why School Reform Is Impossible “…before the computer could change School, School changed the computer.” just getting the original quote Tilt.js – A tiny parallax tilt effect for jQuery The high-tech war on science fraud | Science | The Guardian The comparison is apt. Show More Summary

Michigan settles lawsuit over false unemployment fraud cases

Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency has settled a lawsuit in which it was sued for using an automated computer system that falsely accused thousands of people of fraud. The suit was … Click to Continue »

Rogue tweeters in government could be prosecuted as hackers

Employees or former employees publishing unauthorized messages on official accounts could be prosecuted under the U.S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which prohibits someone from exceeding authorized access to computers. "The argument...Show More Summary

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