It has been a busy week for cyber law enforcement this week. Two interesting sentences were handed out to a 24-year-old American hacker, as well as 49-year-old Ukrainian national Roman Vega, co-founder of CarderPlanet.
A Las Vegas court convicted a cybercriminal under RICO (Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act) law last week, in what may well turn out to be a landmark case.
The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center denies the security breach happened inside its building, while many convention-goers said they used their credit cards at shops, hotels and restaurants in the Seaport area of the city.
The FBI has put out a wanted poster and Interpol has issued red notices looking for help in tracking down a gang of seven swindlers who allegedly ran a $3 million (£1.8m) scam, selling cars that were just figments of their very active imaginations.
Police are searching for six men who are believed to be involved in the illegal installation of credit card skimmers in a Nordstrom department store in Aventura, Florida.
Servers at Lexis-Nexis, Dun & Bradstreet, and Kroll Background America/HireRight show up in the dashboard of a small, effective botnet run by a service that sells vital personal information on US residents, an investigation has revealed.
The bundles are one-stop shops for point of sale fraud, including a rigged reader, a network of grey merchants who'll transform ill-gotten goods into cash, and various purchase options. The only missing ingredient: a larcenous waiter or store clerk.
As you can probably imagine, it didn't take long for controversial uses to emerge for 3D printers, and one of the most newsworthy was the idea of "printing" parts for firearms.
Now, crooks in Sydney are printing their own ATM skimming devices...
His stunts included cooking up stealth accounts, bidding up items and then refusing to pay, after which he leaves nasty reviews.
For those sins, a Detroit man is being condemned by media (without a trial) and by a reporter who didn't bother to find out if any of his stunts were actually illegal. (Not to belittle the harassment committed by the person.)
A new government report blames a "black hole" wherein banks don't report fraud to investigators and/or investigators just don't bother to pursue the crooks. Instead, banks just reimburse customers.
We may be talking chump change, but high volume means it all adds up to a tidy profit for e-criminals.
The crime was allegedly carried out with the help of mobile remote deposit capture, which entails sending a scan or photo of your check to your bank, leaving the original paper copy to, evidently, burn a hole in your pocket, given that there's currently no real-time duplicate detection databases in place.
Despite being one of the biggest economies for the retail and 'food and beverage' industries, the US lacks basic card protection that could prevent data thieves from Americans' bank accounts.
A pair of former Subway franchisees from California have been charged with cyberfraud against their former fellows.
The DoJ alleges they sold pre-compromised PoS systems that allowed them to plunder gift card credits from afar...
Two more alleged cybercrooks are cooling their heels in custody this weekend.
The modern-day bank robbers are said to have run a scam that allowed them to work around the two-factor authentication protection offered by the victims' banks.
Researchers at Cambridge University are warning that a issue common to ATMs and point-of-sale terminals could enable attackers to clone secure EMV Chip and PIN cards.
Over $9 million was stolen from cash machines in 280 cities around the world in less than 12 hours, using a mixture of a gang of low-level operatives and high-tech hacking.
Police in the Philippines have arrested more than 350 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals in a massive sting operation against a phone-based account takeover scam.
ZonD Eighty, the Russian hacker who brought App Store fraud to unjailbroken iPads and iPhones, has extended his "service" to OS X users.
Mac owners can now join their iDevice brethren in ripping off developers.