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SSCC 154: Fraud, viruses, patches and encryption (in that order!) [PODCAST]

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Where does your country sit on the fraud list? Just how much can you trust SMSes on Android? Is Apple serious enough about iOS security? And will Google's End-To-End email encryption plugin save the world?

Find out with Chet and Duck in this week's Chet Chat podcast...

How to 'double your money on PayPal!' and why you should NOT try it

How to 'double your money on PayPal!' and why you should NOT try it

There's a loophole in PayPal's terms of service that can profit those silly enough to commit fraud and think that the police won't come knocking.

Match.com Lothario cons woman out of her retirement savings

Match.com Lothario bilks woman out of her retirement savings

A New Jersey, USA, woman lost her retirement savings after she fell for a phony Match.com cutie. Here's some advice for internet romancers.

18 months for supercomputer hacker, 18 years for CarderPlanet boss

18 months for supercomputer hacker, 18 years for CarderPlanet boss

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.

US racketeering law enters the world of cybercrime

US racketeering law enters the world of cybercrime

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.

Credit card data stolen from hundreds of attendees at Boston conventions

Credit card data stolen from 100s of attendees at Boston conventions

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.

FBI hunt for seven fugitives involved in multimillion-dollar eBay car scam

FBI hunting seven Eastern Europeans for multimillion-dollar eBay car scam

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.

Nordstrom finds cash register skimmers planted in Florida store

Nordstrom finds planted cash register skimmers in Florida store

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.

Data-stealing botnets found in major data brokers' servers

Data-stealing botnets found in major public records servers

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.

Cybercrooks can buy hacked POS device and money-laundering bundle for $2,000

PoS breaches target US hotel guests

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.

Aussie ATM criminals embrace 3D printers for cashpoint crimes

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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...

eBay troll and fraudster 'Ebayisajoke' staked out and unmasked

eBay troll and fraudster 'Ebayisajoke' staked out and unmasked

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.)

UK report: Banks let e-criminals pinch gobs of money underneath the law's nose

UK report: Banks let e-criminals pinch gobs of money underneath the law's nose

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.

Kentucky man charged with using scans of checks to double-dip funds

Kentucky man charged with using scans of checks to double-dip funds

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.

Lack of Chip and PIN technology leaves US shoppers and diners at risk from hackers

Lack of 'chip & pin' technology leaves US shoppers and diners at risk from hackers

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.

California duo charged with selling ready-to-hack Point-of-Sale systems to Subway branches

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...

Indian two-factor authentication fraudsters busted by Delhi cops

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.

TNS24 - a fake courier company website, used by online scammers

TNS24 - a fake courier company website, used by online scammers

Look out for Photoshop disasters by fraudsters and scammers.

A picked pocket in Mallorca reveals chink in chip-and-PIN security

A picked pocket in Mallorca reveals widespread hole in chip-and-PIN security

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.

Woman gets 2.5 years in prison for managing ATM-sucking gang of fraudsters

Woman gets 2.5 years in prison for managing ATM-sucking gang of fraudsters

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.