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US Air Force Temporarily Loses Its 12-Year Investigation Records Database

The US Air Force (USAF) temporarily lost all its data on their investigations into fraud, abuse, and everything else down to office disputes, collected since 2004, due to a computer glitch; its recent statement however says that it was able to restore access to the data “through extensive data recovery efforts over the weekend and this week.”

The U.S. Air Force Lost 12 Years Of Investigations Thanks To A Corrupted Computer File

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The U.S. Air Force Inspector General tracks all their investigations on fraud, abuse, and everything else down to office disputes in a database maintained by Lockheed Martin. Now it looks like somebody broke it, destroying data collected since 2004. Read more...

Rear Admiral Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme That Exposed US Navy Secrets

US Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau admitted to lying to federal investigators, destroying evidence, and deleting computer files in connection to a probe into a wide-ranging bribery and fraud scheme.

Two charged in cyberfraud against JPMorgan, others plead not guilty

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two Israeli citizens pleaded not guilty on Thursday to orchestrating a massive computer hacking and fraud scheme that included an attack against JPMorgan Chase & Co and generated hundreds of millions of dollars of illegal profit. Show More Summary

The NFL Twitter Hacker Could Face Criminal Charges

Hackers can face lengthy prison sentences under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

IT Admin Faces Felony for Deleting Files Under Flawed Hacking Law

A sysadmin's hacking charges--for deleting files he had authorized access to--raise new questions for the controversial Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The post IT Admin Faces Felony for Deleting Files Under Flawed Hacking Law appeared first on WIRED.

EFF files Chelsea Manning appeal on hacking conviction

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is serving 35 years in prison, in part due to a conviction under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the overbroad, antiquated statute made notorious by its role in the prosecution of Aaron Swartz. (more…...

Ukrainian Hacker Admits Role in $30Mln Securities Fraud Plot

A Ukrainian hacker has admitted his role in the largest known computer hacking and securities fraud scheme.

Tech Fix: In the Race to Pay, Mobile Wallets Win

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gadgetwise

To fight fraud, the retail industry has shifted away from traditional magnetic credit cards in favor of cards with embedded computer chips. They’re slow.

The most hated law on the Internet puts pranksters at risk of going to prison

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Most Hated Law on the Internet and Its Problems The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) was the law that prosecutors deployed against Aaron Swartz, an internet activist who killed himself after a years-long legal battle centered around his decision to mass download academic journals. On April...

The Most Hated Law on the Internet and Its Many Problems

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) was the law that prosecutors deployed against Aaron Swartz, an internet activist who killed himself after a years-long legal battle centered around his decision to mass download academic journals. Show More Summary

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The first shots of the Civil War were fired on April 12, 1861 at Fort Sumter These unlucky people have  names that break computers I keep hearing ads on the radio for this: The  McDonalds Monopoly Fraud : from 1995 to 2001, there was...Show More Summary

Computers don’t teach. Teachers do

Is anyone surprised? But how many went along with this expensive fraud? The headmaster…

iCloud hacker behind ‘The Fappening’ faces five years in prison

3 months agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

Almost 19 months after the mass leaking of naked celeb photos known as “The Fappening,” a man has been arrested for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act — and faces up to five years in prison as a result. Ryan Collins of Pennsylvania is...Show More Summary

Man Pleads Guilty to Celebrity "Fappening" Hacks

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Ryan Collins of Pennsylvania will plead guilty to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as part of the celebrity iCloud breach known as “The Fappening” or “Celebgate” by the brave men of Reddit and 4chan who masturbated throughout. He faces up to five years in prison. Read more...

(VIDEO) White Ops' Tiffany Fights $7.3bn Robot Army To Defeat Ad Fraud

A report being published by a team of hackers-turned-corporate warriors has estimated online advertising fraud is now netting $7.3bn per year for criminals who employ a team a worldwide network of "zombie" computers. White Ops, an anti-botnet...Show More Summary

Hacker Who Stole Nude Celebrity Pics & Put Them Online Pleads Guilty To Felony

A hacker who stole nude photos from celebrities' computers and then posted them online pleaded guilty today to a felony violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He faces up to five years in federal prison. Andrew Helton had engaged in a two-year phishing scheme and obtained 448 usernames and passwords from 363 email accounts. Show More Summary

Here's What to Do Immediately After a Credit Card Breach

The new EMV credit cards (better known as "chip" or "chip and pin" cards) are supposed to significantly cut down on credit card fraud. But these new cards, embedded with computer chips, are far from foolproof. Most security experts say that criminals will now focus on online...

CEO Fraud: This Scam Will Get You Fired & Cost Your Boss Money

Email is a common attack vector used by fraudsters and computer criminals. But if you thought that it was only used to spread malware, phishing, and Nigerian advance fee scams, think again. There’s a new email-driven scam where an attacker...Show More Summary

EMV Credit Card Chips: No Silver Bullet, but a Significant Step Forward in Fraud Reduction

By Steven Myers Associate Professor of Computer Science and Informatics Indiana University With the New Year beginning, we have just come through another holiday shopping season, and for many of us, we await our credit card bills--the hangover to the cheer that is the giving season. Show More Summary

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