Fake Malware Pop-up Example

Fake Malware Pop-up Example

I don't believe I've ever done a video blog, but I wanted to show you what it looks like when we look at a fake malware pop-up. While I was prepping a lecture for a class I'm teaching by looking at something on Encyclopedia Britannica, I experienced a fake malware ... Read More
Operation Wire Wire: the South Florida Cases Part 3

Operation Wire Wire: the South Florida Cases Part 3

In the main DOJ Operation Wire Wire press release, the South Florida cases are described like this:Following an investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service, 23 individuals were charged in the Southern District of Florida with laundering at least $10 million from proceeds of BEC scams, including eight ... Read More
Operation Wire Wire: the South Florida Cases Part 2

Operation Wire Wire: the South Florida Cases Part 2

The Second South Florida case is linked to the first because this entire conspiracy also is part of the work of Roda Taher, AKA Ressi, AKA Rezi, the top recruiter in the first case. However, in this 30 count indictment, the only one NOT named is Roda Taher.Rezi recruited Eliot ... Read More
Operation Wire Wire: The South Florida Cases, Part 1

Operation Wire Wire: The South Florida Cases, Part 1

Yesterday we started a series of posts about Operation Wire Wire, where the Department of Justice announced charges against 74 people for Business Email Compromise and related scams.The South Florida cases are so huge, we're actually going to break them into three parts as well. In part one, we'll look ... Read More
74 (Mostly Nigerians) Arrested in Business Email Compromise Action

74 (Mostly Nigerians) Arrested in Business Email Compromise Action

Operation Wire Wire Cases Operation Wire Wire was announced June 11, 2018 by the Department of Justice. This Operation led to the arrest of 42 people in the United States and 29 others in Nigeria, Poland, Canada, Mauritius, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Not all of the case details have been made ... Read More
Affiliate Movie Streaming Scam Service

Affiliate Movie Streaming Scam Service

Dear readers,I'm sharing some information here wondering if anyone can identify the criminal affiliate program at the root of this scam service.The scam begins with what seems to be an automated bot-response posted on Facebook. One of the outstanding questions -- can anyone identify a bot that is making these ... Read More