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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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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. […]

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

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”), […]

INTERNET OF THINGS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR CYBER CRIME

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 […]

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

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 […]

Cyber Crime: Leonid Momotok to Computer Hacking And Trading Scheme

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 […]

Cyber Crime: Ramon Batista, Edwin Fana and Jose Santana Charged For Cell Phone Fraud Scheme

Defendants Charged with Participating in Sophisticated International Cell Phone Fraud Scheme Criminal charges were unsealed against multiple defendants relating to their participation in a sophisticated global cell phone fraud scheme, involving the takeover or compromise of cell phone customers’ accounts and the “cloning” of their phones to make fraudulent international calls. U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. […]

Cyber Crime – A Threat to Every Internet User

According to the Federal trade Commission (FTC), there are around 10 million reported cases of identity theft each year in the United States. A recent report by Eugene Kaspersky, founder and head analyst of Kaspersky Labs (a leading internet security company), indicates that the level of criminal activity on the internet has doubled in the […]

Cyber Crime: Any of the Internet Are Opportunities

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 […]