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Security Fix Archive: Cyber Justice

Spam 'Godfather' gets 51 months in prison

These past few days have seen some notable cyber justice cases: Late Monday, Alan M. Ralsky -- a man dubbed the "Godfather of Spam" -- was sentenced to 51 months in prison. And on Friday, a California man pleaded guilty...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 24, 2009; 1:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Cyber Justice  | Tags: alan ralsky, spam  
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FDA targets rogue Internet pharmacies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is pressuring a number of Internet service providers to shut off nearly 12 dozen Web sites alleged to be selling counterfeit or unapproved prescription drugs. The FDA's office of criminal investigations said it sent...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 19, 2009; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , Web Fraud 2.0  
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A year later: A look back at McColo

A year ago today, the Internet community witnessed a remarkable event: The unplugging of McColo, a Web hosting facility in Northern California that for a long time controlled a majority of the spam-sending operations on the planet. McColo's two main...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 11, 2009; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , From the Bunker  | Tags: conficker, mccolo  
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Eight indicted in $9M RBS WorldPay heist

Eight men have been indicted on charges that they hacked into credit card processing firm RBS Worldpay, and helped steal more than $9 million in a highly coordinated heist nearly a year ago, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. The...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 10, 2009; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , U.S. Government , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: rbs worldpay  
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Latest FBI Crackdown on Phishing Targets 100 Defendants in U.S., Egypt

UPDATED: 7:45 p.m. Law enforcement authorities in California, Nevada, North Carolina arrested 33 people Wednesday as part of an international crackdown on "phishing," e-mail scams that trick people into giving personal and financial data to counterfeit Web sites. The action,...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 7, 2009; 7:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , U.S. Government  | Tags: fbi, phish phry, phishing  
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Maine Firm Sues Bank After $588,000 Cyber Heist

A construction firm in Maine is suing a local bank after cyber thieves stole more than a half million dollars from the company in a sophisticated online bank heist. On Friday, Sanford, Maine based Patco Construction Co. filed suit in...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 23, 2009; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , Small Business Victims  | Tags: $588000 heist, ocean bank, patco  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Spam Rates Recovering From 3FN Takedown, Brian Krebs , July 1, 2009
A Bustling Week for Cyber Justice, Brian Krebs , July 1, 2009
Accused Spam King Alan Ralsky Pleads Guilty, Brian Krebs , June 23, 2009
The Fallout from the 3FN Takedown, Brian Krebs , June 9, 2009
From (& To) Russia, With Love, Brian Krebs , March 3, 2009
Troubled Ukrainian Host Sidelined , Brian Krebs , January 30, 2009
When Cyber Criminals Eat Their Own, Brian Krebs , January 26, 2009
Srizbi Botnet Re-Emerges Despite Security Firm's Efforts, washingtonpost.com Editors , November 26, 2008
Two Weeks Out, Spam Volumes Still Way Down, Brian Krebs , November 25, 2008
Pharmacy Extortionists Take on CIA, DoD, FBI, NSA, Brian Krebs , November 24, 2008
Web Fraud 2.0: Faking Your Internet Address, Brian Krebs , November 20, 2008
So Much Spam From One Place?, Brian Krebs , November 18, 2008
'Network Identity Theft' Politely Avenged, Brian Krebs , November 18, 2008
A Closer Look at McColo, Brian Krebs , November 13, 2008
FBI, FTC Take Down Scammers & Spammers, Brian Krebs , October 22, 2008
Atrivo Shutdown Hastened Demise of Storm Worm, Brian Krebs , October 17, 2008
Spam Volumes Plummet After Atrivo Shutdown, Brian Krebs , October 9, 2008
New Federal Law Targets ID Theft, Cybercrime, Brian Krebs , October 1, 2008
Virginia Anti-Spam Law Overturned, Spammer Walks, Brian Krebs , September 12, 2008
Scammer-Heavy U.S. ISP Grows More Isolated, Brian Krebs , September 5, 2008
Q&A With FBI's Cyber Division Chief, Brian Krebs , August 18, 2008
Senate Approves Bill to Fight Cyber-Crime, Brian Krebs , July 31, 2008
One Spammer Jailed, Another Walks, Brian Krebs , July 24, 2008
Cyber Justice Chronicles, Brian Krebs , June 19, 2008
Cyber Justice Chronicles, Brian Krebs , May 1, 2008
 
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