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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

2 weeks 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

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

Unearthing a Coal Mining Fraud

2 months agoNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

A company that falsely claimed to be mining and processing a highly profitable type of coal used to manufacture silicon and computer electronics bilked more than 160 investors out of millions of dollars.

Wisconsin officials file charges in lottery fixing scheme

A former lottery computer administrator from Iowa and a friend from Texas have been charged in Wisconsin with racketeering and theft by fraud. Eddie Tipton of Iowa and Robert Rhodes of Texas were charged by the state's attorney general in documents filed Thursday. Tipton also faces four counts...

Expedia Worker Snooped on Emails for Stock Deals

A former IT worker at Expedia Inc. pleaded guilty Monday to securities fraud after authorities said he used his access to the computers of top executives to rummage through their email, then made lucrative, illegal stock trades based on the inside information he discovered. Prosecutors said Jonathan Ly, 28, made...

Worker pleads guilty to snooping on emails for stock deals

SEATTLE (AP) — A former information technology worker at Expedia Inc. pleaded guilty Monday to securities fraud after authorities said he used his access to the computers of top executives to rummage through their email, then made lucrative,...Show More Summary

How Americans Feel About Election Fraud [Infographic]

Discussion about possible election fraud in the Unites States has been amplified by several computer hacks at major federal institutions and corporations over the past few months. Throughout his election campaign, Donald Trump has consistently suggested that voter fraud is rampant. As recently as Saturday, Trump alleged that Democratic polling [...]

Hacker behind 'celebgate' jailed for 18 months

The individual behind the 2014 iCloud image leaks -- more commonly known as the Fappenning -- has been sentenced. Ryan Collins, 36, will serve an 18 month jail term for one count of violating the Computer Fraud and Misuse Act and another of illegally obtaining access to a computer. Show More Summary

When erased data come back to haunt you

Everyone knows about cybercrime and how owning networked computers and mobile devices makes you a potential victim of bank fraud, identity theft, extortion, theft of confidential information, etc. Data stored on your computer is never...Show More Summary

Happy 30th Birthday to the Awful Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: A Future Tense Event Recap

In 1986, back in the days of briefcase-sized cellphones and book-sized Walkman Personal Stereos, Congress passed the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to protect privacy and infrastructure in a new technological age. The legislation was intended to target computer crimes—like unauthorized access to networks, theft of computer software, and internet fraud. Show More Summary

Man convicted of hacking Gmail and iCloud accounts of at least 30 celebrities in L.A.

A man who hacked the Apple iCloud and Gmail accounts of hundreds of people, including celebrities in Los Angeles, from his computer in Chicago has pleaded guilty to computer fraud in federal court, authorities said. Edward Majerczyk, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating the Computer Fraud and...

Hacking Democracy: Election Fraud With A Memory Card And A Few Lines Of Computer Code

Hacking democracy is apparently very easy for people hell-bent on perpetrating election fraud and winning a race for their candidate, and the key to overriding an actual vote and stealing a win is apparently a memory card with a few lines of computer code, according to the Emmy-nominated documentary Hacking Democracy. Show More Summary

Happy 30th Birthday to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act—Perhaps the Worst Law in Technology

The 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act remains one of the most controversial federal tech-regulating laws on the books. The “anti-hacking” measure was meant to protect against a range of online crimes, but 30 years later there is still little consensus about what a computer crime is, and what the law actually covers. Show More Summary

MSNBC: Republicans Purging Minorities to Steal Election, Hack Results

MSNBC’s Joy Reid, who was swift to condemn Republican concerns of voter fraud, was equally as fast at accusing them of plotting to steal the election. Reid’s concern centered on a computer system called CrossCheck which was developed to find duplicate names on the voter rolls so they can be removed. Show More Summary

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