18 Members of ATM Skimmer Gang Arrested -- Mostly Romanian

18 Members of ATM Skimmer Gang Arrested — Mostly Romanian

DOJ Press Release: 18 Members of International Fraud and Money Laundering ConspiracyThe Southern District of New York brought charges on 18 people for their involvement in an ATM Skimming ring that planted ...
FBI Fraud Arrests by Field Office, 2018

FBI Fraud Arrests by Field Office, 2018

Each year, crime data geeks look forward to the publication of the CJIS "Crime in the United States" report. On September 30th, the FBI was able to share the Uniform Crime Report ...
Operation ReWired arrests 281 Business Email Compromise criminals

Operation ReWired arrests 281 Business Email Compromise criminals

Operation: ReWired announced on September 10, 2019 On September 10, 2019, the Department of Justice announced that 281 arrests related to Business Email Compromise had been made, with 74 of those arrested ...
Los Angeles: Stories of the BEC Victims (part 2)

Los Angeles: Stories of the BEC Victims (part 2)

In my last blog post, Los Angeles Court charges 80 Nigerians with BEC and Romance Scam Crimes, we laid out the background of a major BEC investigation and telling the stories of ...
Lauded Nigerian Entrepreneur may be a BEC Yahoo Boy

Lauded Nigerian Entrepreneur may be a BEC Yahoo Boy

Obinwanne Okeke: The EntrepreneurObinwanne Okeke, 31 year old CEO and Founder of Invictus Group, is frequently lauded as a success story. At age 28, Forbes Africa featured him in their June 2016 ...

The Next Miami Operation WireWire Case: Alfredo Veloso

In June of 2018, we blogged about a series of cases that the Department of Justice announced as "Operation: WireWire." In particular, we wrote three pieces about the "South Florida Cases" where ...
School district fails to reclaim $120,000 wired by bank to scammer

School district fails to reclaim $120,000 wired by bank to scammer

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A school district in Indiana which had $120,000 transferred from its bank account after its email account was hacked, has failed in attempt to reclaim the cash dismissed. The problems for Lake ...
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 ...
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 ...

A week in security (January 1-8)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from January 1 to January 8, including Meltdown and Spectre updates, miners, wire fraud refunds, and fake apps on Google Play. Categories: Security ...