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Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing: What is FATF?

Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing: What is FATF?

Many cybercrime investigators seem narrowly focused on the bits and bytes of the crimes they investigate while not truly understanding or interacting with those who focus on where the money goes. As ...
Facebook Lotteries to Avoid - with help from AA419

Facebook Lotteries to Avoid – with help from AA419

This morning I received a tip from one of the top West African fraud experts in the world, Derek Smythe from AA419. Derek and his team had been in communication with several ...
Romanians on a Skimming Crime Spree?

Romanians on a Skimming Crime Spree?

| | atm, romania, Skimming
When I posted last month about a Romanian skimming case (see: "Alert Traffic Patrolman Unveils Romanian Skimming Ring") I got two strong reactions. One was from my Romanian Information Security friends who ...
Alert Traffic Patrolman Unveils Romanian Skimming Ring

Alert Traffic Patrolman Unveils Romanian Skimming Ring

Clinton, Mississippi doesn't sound like the kind of place where an international skimming operation would be operating. With a population of barely 25,000, the town in southwest Mississippi does have one thing ...
126 Arrests: The Emergence of India's Cyber Crime Detectives Fighting Call Center Scams

126 Arrests: The Emergence of India’s Cyber Crime Detectives Fighting Call Center Scams

The Times of India reports that police have raided a call center in Noida Sector 63 where hundreds of fraud calls were placed every day to Americans and Canadians resulting in the ...
Bogus Bomb Threats Demand Bitcoin Disrupt Businesses

Bogus Bomb Threats Demand Bitcoin Disrupt Businesses

Bogus bomb threats created a scare across the country. A quick note here that I'll dive into more deeply next week. The big question at this time -- with MANY of the ...
Two Iranian Hackers charged with $6 Million in SamSam Ransomware Attacks

Two Iranian Hackers charged with $6 Million in SamSam Ransomware Attacks

| | DOJ, Iran, Ransomware, samsam
Today the Department of Justice announced an indictment against two Iranian men: Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri for their roles in stealing more than $6 Million in Ransom payments ...
Business Email Compromise:  Putting a Wisconsin Case Under the Microscope

Business Email Compromise: Putting a Wisconsin Case Under the Microscope

Clement Onuama and Orefo Okeke were arrested on November 1, 2017 in the Western District of Texas after receiving a complaint and warrant from the District of Wisconsin, that the pair were ...
Project Lakhta: Putin's Chef spends $35M on social media influence

Project Lakhta: Putin’s Chef spends $35M on social media influence

Project Lakhta is the name of a Russian project that was further documented by the Department of Justice last Friday in the form of sharing a Criminal Complaint against Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, ...
FBI's Crime Data Explorer: What the Numbers Say about Cybercrime

FBI’s Crime Data Explorer: What the Numbers Say about Cybercrime

What do the numbers say about Cybercrime? Not much. No one is using them. There is a popular quote often mis-attributed to the hero of Total Quality Management, Edward Deming: "If you ...
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