Cyber Crime: Artem Radchenko And Oleksandr Ieremenko Indected In Hacking and Trading Scheme Involved Theft of Thousands Of EDGAR Filings

Two Ukrainian Nationals Indicted in Computer Hacking and Securities Fraud Scheme Targeting U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Hacking and Trading Scheme Involved Theft of Thousands of ‘EDGAR’ Filings, Including Draft Earnings Reports of Publicly Traded Companies before Reports were Made Public Two Ukrainian men have been charged for their roles in a large-scale, international conspiracy …

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Financial Fraud: ZHU HUA And ZHANG SHILONG Indicted For Thefts From Managed Service Providers

Cyber Crimes

Two Chinese Hackers Associated With The Ministry Of State Security Charged With Global Computer Intrusion Campaigns Targeting Intellectual Property And Confidential Business Information Defendants Were Members of the APT 10 Hacking Group Who Acted in Association with the Tianjin State Security Bureau and Engaged in Global Computer Intrusions for More Than a Decade, Continuing into …

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Financial Fraud: Group Of 9 Individuals Charged In Romance Scams And Mystery Shopper Schemes

Financial Fraud

9 Defendants Charged in Chicago in International Investigation Targeting “Romance Scams” and “Mystery Shopper” Schemes CHICAGO — Seven Chicago-area residents are among nine individuals arrested in the United States and Nigeria as part of an international investigation into online “romance scams” and “mystery shopper” schemes. During the Chicago-based investigation, dubbed “Operation Gold Phish,” law enforcement …

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Financial Fraud: JOEL KURZYNSKI Sentenced For Conducting Cyberstalking And Threat Campaigns Against Multiple Victims

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Seattle Man Sentenced to Prison for Cyberstalking Campaign Against a Former Friend and a Co-Worker Harassed Victims with Multiple Texts, Phone Calls, Death Threats, False Online Service Subscriptions and Posed as Reporter Investigating Sex Abuse Allegations A former Seattle, Washington information technology professional was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 30 months …

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Cyber Crime: Filip Lucian Simion Sentenced For Conspiracy To Import Controlled Substances And Launder Money

Cyber Crime

Leader Of Darknet ItalianMafiaBrussels Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced To 11 Years’ Imprisonment DENVER – U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer announced that on September 26, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson sentenced Filip Lucian Simion, age 25, to 132 months (11 years) imprisonment for conspiracy to import controlled substances and launder money. Judge Jackson also …

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Cyber Crime: PETERIS SAHUROVS Sentenced For Participating In a Lucrative Scareware Hacking Scheme

Cyber Crime

Latvian National Sentenced To Prison For -Scareware- Hacking Scheme That Targeted Minneapolis Star Tribune Website A Latvian man was sentenced today in Minneapolis for participating in a lucrative scareware hacking scheme that targeted visitors to the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s website. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Erica …

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Cyber Crime: LOUIS ONG Sentenced For Operated Unlicensed Bitcoin Trading

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Canadian Who Operated Unlicensed Bitcoin Trading Business Sentenced Defendant Engaged in Bitcoin Exchanges with Undercover Agents despite Knowledge the Money was Drug Trafficking Proceeds A Vancouver, British Columbia man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 20 days of incarceration and more than $1 million in forfeitures for Operating an Unlicensed Money …

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Cyber Crime: DANIEL ADEKUNLE OJO Charged With Fraud And Identity Theft Offenses Stemming From a Scheme to Obtain The Personal Identifying Information

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Nigerian National Charged in Phishing Scheme that Victimized Glastonbury School Employees Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Joel P. Garland, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation in New England, …

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Cyber Crime: Maxim Senakh Sentenced to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud And to Violate The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act

Russian Citizen Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Involvement in Global Botnet Conspiracy A Russian citizen was sentenced today for his participation in a criminal enterprise that installed and exploited malicious computer software (“malware”) on tens of thousands of computer servers throughout the world to generate millions of dollars in fraudulent payments. Acting Assistant …

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Cyber Crime: Muhammad Sohail Qasmani Pleaded Guilty Charged With One Count of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud

Man Who Laundered Millions From Massive Computer Hacking And Telecommunications Fraud Scheme Gets 48 Months In Prison NEWARK, N.J. – A Pakistani citizen was sentenced today to 49 months in prison for laundering more than $19.6 million on behalf of the perpetrators of a massive international computer hacking and telecommunications fraud scheme, Acting U.S. Attorney …

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Cyber Crime: Jimmy Phan And Lee Tran Sentenced For Multi-State Scheme to Defraud T-Mobile

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Two Men Sentenced in Multi-State Scheme to Fraudulently Obtain New Cell Phones BOSTON – Two men were sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with a fraudulent scheme to obtain and re-sell more than $330,000 in new cell phones. Jimmy Phan, 30, of Boston, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Mark …

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Cyber Crime: Hani Kabbara Pleaded Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud

Cyber Crime

Cyber Criminal Pleads Guilty To Involvement In Long-Running Fraud Scheme Using Overseas Call Centers Earlier today, Hani Kabbara pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The plea was entered before United States Magistrate Judge Steven M. Gold at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn. The guilty plea was announced by Bridget M. Rohde, Acting United …

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Cyber Crime: Ramon Batista Sentenced For a Sophisticated Global Cellphone Fraud Scheme

Cyber Crime

Owner of Florida Telecommunications Company and His Co-Conspirator Sentenced To Prison for Involvement in International Cellphone Fraud Scheme A federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, today sentenced the owner and operator of a Florida-based telecommunications company to 75 months in prison and his co-conspirator, a resident of Bronx, New York to 36 months in …

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Cyber Crime: Gerard “Jerry” M. McTear III Charged With Threatening to Damage And Intentionally Damaging Computers

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Florida Man Arrested for Forcing a San Diego Company’s Website Off-Line Assistant U. S. Attorney Alexandra Foster (619) 546-6735 NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – March 3, 2017 SAN DIEGO – A Florida man was arrested this morning on charges that he intentionally shut down a San Diego software company’s website and refused to restore it until …

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Cyber Crime: Ercan Findikoglu Sentenced for Organizing And Carrying Out Three Cyberattacks On The Global Financial System

Defendant Was the Principal Organizer of Cybercrimes That Netted More Than $55 Million in Proceeds for the Members of a Cybercrime Organization Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, Ercan Findikoglu, a Turkish citizen also known by the online nicknames “Segate,” “Predator,” and “Oreon,” was sentenced to eight years for his leadership …

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Cyber Crime: IAT HONG, BO ZHENG, and CHIN HUNG Charged With Devising and Carrying Out a Scheme to Enrich Themselves by Obtaining And Trading on Material, Nonpublic Information

Cyber Crime

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Arrest of Macau Resident and Unsealing of Charges Against Three Individuals for Insider Trading Based On Information Hacked from Prominent U.S. Law Firms Iat Hong Arrested On December 25 In Hong Kong On U.S. Insider Trading and Hacking Charges; In Addition to Successful Cyber Intrusions into Two Law Firms, Defendants Charged …

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Cyber Crime: DAVID W. KENT, Owner Of Oilpro.com, Guilty In Hacking Into a Competitor’s Network and Stealing Client Data

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Oilpro.Com Founder Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Hacking Into Competitor’s Computer System Defendant Stole Information From Over 700,000 Customer Accounts Stored on a Competitor’s Database and Then Sought to Sell Oilpro.com to the Company He Had Hacked Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. …

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Cyber Crime: JONATHAN POWELL Arrested For Hacking Student Email Accounts, And Identity Theft

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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Arrest Of Individual Who Compromised Thousands Of University Email Accounts And Stole Private And Confidential Information Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), …

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INTERNET OF THINGS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR CYBER CRIME

INTERNET OF THINGS POSES

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to any object or device which connects to the Internet to automatically send and/or receive data. As more businesses and homeowners use web-connected devices to enhance company efficiency or lifestyle conveniences, their connection to the Internet also increases the target space for malicious cyber actors. Similar to other computing …

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Business E-Mail Compromise and Fraud Statistics From FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

BUSINESS E-MAIL COMPROMISE

BUSINESS E-MAIL COMPROMISE: THE 3.1 BILLION DOLLAR SCAM This Public Service Announcement (PSA) is an update to the Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) information provided in Public Service Announcements (PSA) 1-012215-PSA and 1-082715a-PSA. This PSA includes new Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) complaint information and updated statistical data. DEFINITION BEC is defined as a sophisticated scam …

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Cyber Crime: Leonid Momotok to Computer Hacking And Trading Scheme

Cyber Crime

Georgia Trader Pleads Guilty To Largest Known Computer Hacking And Trading Scheme More Than 150,000 Press Releases Stolen from Three Major Newswire Companies Used to Generate Approximately $30 Million in Illegal Trading Profits Earlier today, Leonid Momotok, of Suwanee, Georgia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for his role in an international scheme …

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