Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert
Every day new reports of another flaw and another breach. Today we learn attacks rise 33 percent. I’m not surprised.
Credit card details of 19,000 Brits have been found on a cached Google page, where they had been accidentally published by fraudsters. Silly criminal hackers need to tighten up their data security controls and not publish sensitive data like that!
Reuters reports – Fraud on the Internet reported to U.S. authorities increased by 33 percent last year, rising for the first time in three years, and is surging this year as the recession deepens, federal authorities said.
Internet fraud losses reported in the United States reached a record high $264.6 million in 2008, according to a report released on Monday from the Internet Fraud Complaint Center, run by the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center.
CNBC reports Online scams originating from across the globe—mostly from the United States, Canada, Britain, Nigeria and China—are gathering steam this year with a nearly 50 percent increase in complaints reported to U.S. authorities in March alone.
About 74 percent of the scams were through e-mail messages last year, especially spam, while about 29 percent used websites. But criminals were increasingly tapping new technologies such as social networking sites and instant messenger services.
The report highlights one new ‘significant’ identity-theft scam involving e-mail messages that give the appearance of originating from the FBI but seek bank account information to help in investigations of money being transferred to Nigeria.
Recipients of the e-mails are told they could be richly rewarded by cooperating. Duh.
Criminal hackers are going hog wild.
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Meanwhile two scumbag criminal hackers are arrested while spying on children between the ages of 14 and 17 using the child’s personal Web cam. The degenerates worked together to extort money from teenagers in exchange for stolen images.
They allegedly gained access to computers using a variety of e-mail addresses and screen names.
Washington Post reports experts have discovered a security hole in the computer code that powers the Conficker worm, an aggressive contagion that has spread to more than 12 million Microsoft Windows systems worldwide.
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ROBERT SICILIANO, CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com is fiercely committed to informing, educating, and empowering Americans so they can be protected from violence and crime in the physical and virtual worlds. His "tell it like it is" style is sought after by major media outlets, executives in the C-Suite of leading corporations, meeting planners, and community leaders to get the straight talk they need to stay safe in a world in which physical and virtual crime is commonplace. Siciliano is accessible, real, professional, and ready to weigh in and comment at a moment's notice on breaking news.
- Conficker flexes muscles, phones home
Identity Theft Expert Robert Siciliano The internets number one virus Conficker, called home and sent its next set of updates to its global botnet. Conficker’s botnet, which includes anywhere from 3 to 15 million PCs, has a peer to peer (P2P) feature that allows each PC on the network to talk to one another. Each PC has
- Identity Theft Speaker; April Fools Day is conficker worm day
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Criminal hackers have created a virus that has slipped into millions of PCs and is set to strike on April Fools day. This is no joke. So far this year it is estimated that somewhere between 3 and 12 million computers have been compromised by the “Conficker” worm, also known as “Downup,”
- Confickers copycat evil twin
Identity Theft Expert Robert Siciliano Both Microsoft Certified Professional and Computerworld report on a variation of Conficker known as “Neeris.” Neeris is a 4 year old virus that has resurfaced and is now behaving like a Conficker wannabe. It is believed that the criminal hackers who created Conficker and Neeris are either the same person or are working together, double teaming the
- Quarter Million Dollar Bounty for Criminal Hacker
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Speaker and Expert In a Microsoft press release a global bounty has been offered for the arrest and prosecution of whoever has created and released the “conficker” virus. Conficker was released in the last quarter of 2008 and has infected a wide estimate of 2 million to 10 million PCs. After issuing patches,
- Identity Theft Expert; Conficker Virus Countdown
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Speaker News of Conficker out of control then under control is everywhere. 60 minutes reports on everything we have discussed in these posts. Main stream media has recognized the Internet has a cancerous virus and is infected. Criminal hackers are creating viruses infecting webpages in record numbers all in the name of money. Security
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