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One Sign That You’re The Next Victim Of Phone Fraud Is Absolute Silence

Have you ever gotten a call and answered, but there was no one there. Well, the truth is, there probably was someone there, a robot. Scammers can set up computer systems to dial your number to detect if a human answers. Once you answer the computer will mark you down as a human and therefore... Show More Summary

Finland detains Russian accused of U.S. malware crimes

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland confirmed on Thursday it has detained a Russian citizen, Maxim Senakh, at the request of U.S. federal authorities on computer fraud charges, in a move that Russia calls illegal.

Anthony Pellicano's Prison Sentence Vacated by Appeals Court

The imprisoned private eye's sentence for computer fraud was vacated for further proceedings. read more

Pastor Caught in $30M Insider Trading Ring Says 'I Know in My Heart I am Clean Before the Lord'

A Pennsylvania pastor who was arrested last Tuesday for his alleged involvement in what the FBI has called the largest known computer hacking and securities fraud scheme — that yielded some $30 million in illegal profits — told his congregation Sunday that he was innocent, and that "I know in my heart I am clean before the Lord."

White Collar Watch: Hacking Case Raises Question on Securities Fraud

Stealing corporate information from computers to make trades certainly looks like insider trading, but it can depend on court jurisdiction.

Pennsylvania Pastor Indicted in Largest Known Computer Hacking and Securities Fraud Scheme That Yielded $30M in Illegal Profits

Vitaly Korchevsky, a 50-year-old pastor from Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, was among nine people charged in two indictments Tuesday for allegedly being involved in an international hacking and securities fraud scheme that used unpublished...Show More Summary

Global fraud involved computer hacking, insider trading, officials say

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

As told by federal authorities, it was the ultimate cyber-era criminal mash-up: an elaborate computer hacking operation to enable a global and lucrative insider trading scheme.

Ukrainian Stock Scam May Be Fraud, But Is It Insider Trading?

It may look like insider trading, but the government is basing the Ukrainian hacker case on computer fraud and conspiracy.

Hackers Grabbed Press Releases Before They Went Public to Game Stocks, Officials Say

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Updated | U.S. authorities on Tuesday charged nine people in federal court in the largest known computer hacking and securities fraud scheme of its kind ever prosecuted, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Officials chargedShow More Summary

This 80s-era criminal hacking law scares cybersecurity researchers

4 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

LAS VEGAS -- Since it was instituted in the 1980s, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has been the government's primary tool for going after malicious hackers. But it's also has drawn the ire of cybersecurity researchers who fear the law is too broad -- and potentially criminalizes some of the things they do to […]

How a Lotto Worker Tried To Rig a Jackpot with Self-Destructing Software

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

An ex-Lotto employee who tried to get rich by installing secret software onto the computer that picks Lotto winners has been convicted of fraud for trying to rig a $14.3 million jackpot. Read more...

Estonian National Pleads Guilty in US Court to $14Mln Cyberfraud

An Estonian national has pleaded guilty in a US court to charges stemming from a cyber fraud scheme that infected millions of computers worldwide, US Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement on Wednesday.

New Chip Credit Cards Putting Squeeze on Small Businesses

Matt Rourke/AP By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG NEW YORK -- New credit and debit cards with computer chips are putting the squeeze on small businesses. The cards being rolled out by banks and credit card companies are aimed at reducing fraud from counterfeit cards. Show More Summary

After hacking, government workers warned of potential fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — An immense hack of millions of government personnel files is being treated as the work of foreign spies who could use the information to fake their way into more-secure computers and plunder U.S. secrets. Federal employees...Show More Summary

The SEC just clawed back $4 million from the former CEO of tech giant CSC and accused it of fraud (CSC)

The news from 56-year-old old outsourcing IT company Computer Sciences Corp keeps going from bad to worse. In the last year, it's suffered layoffs, filed a lawsuit against a CEO whose company it bought, and announced plans to split into two companies to combat falling revenues. Show More Summary

A founder who sold his company for $260 million is being sued by the company that bought it (CSC)

These are strange times for the 56-year-old IT giant, Computer Sciences Corp. CSC has filed a lawsuit accusing one of its star executives, Eric Pulier of fraud connected to an alleged bribery scandal in Australia. CSC is accusing Pulier  — former CEO of ServiceMesh, which CSC bought — of making "authorized payments" to two Australian bank executives. Show More Summary

Can quantum computing change the world? This start-up is betting on it.

Imagine a computer that could sift through millions of financial transactions in real time to detect fraud or look for signs of insider trading, and do it exponentially faster than the most powerful computers in the world today. Read full article >>

Senators Introduce Anti-Aaron's Law To Increase Jail Terms For 'Unauthorized Access' To Computers

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Yesterday, we wrote about an important new bill, Aaron's Law, from Senators Ron Wyden and Rand Paul and Rep. Zoe Lofgren. It's a fix to many of the problematic aspects of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). If you're unaware, the...Show More Summary

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