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

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

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

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

Inmates busted with DIY computers in prison - CNET

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

2 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

3 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

Unearthing a Coal Mining Fraud

4 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

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