Tag Archives: Cyber Crime

Beware of Japan Earthquake Relief Scams

Beware of Japan Earthquake Relief Scams

It didn’t take long for cyber criminals to engineer their relief scams to steal money from people who think they’re donating money for the relief efforts from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. These cyber criminals will send email spam to millions of recipients in hopes that people will click on links to […]

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PayPal New Phishing Scam

PayPal New Phishing Scam

The email comes in the form as a “new message” from PayPal and claims that an error has been detected in the recipient’s PayPal account and he or she must submit an attached form verifying his or her details or risk having the account suspended. The email is not from PayPal. The claim that there […]

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The Business of Hacking You

McAfee H*Commerce is a new series airing on WNBC and other networks. The purpose of H*Commerce is to get you involved in the fight to stop it, and to provide solutions on how to protect yourself, your family and business from this ongoing cyber-crime and scam epidemic. You may think this will never happen to […]

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Cyber Safety for Young People

The internet, e-mail and text messaging are now part of everyday life for most teenagers. They are great ways to find out information and contact your friends and family, but you should make sure that you use it safely. Social networking sites like Bebo, Facebook and My Space are very popular, but you have to […]

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Mafia Takes Millions in Cyber Crimes

In 2008, cyber-crime was at an all time high with hundreds of millions of dollars stolen. According to security experts, a string of data breaches orchestrated principally by a handful of organized cyber-crime gangs translated into the loss of hundreds of millions of consumer records last year, security experts say. The size and scope of […]

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Scammer Gets 19 in Slammer

A Nigerian undergraduate has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for obtaining $47,000 (33,382 pounds) from an Australian woman by convincing her over the Internet that he was 57 years old, white, and madly in love with her. Lawal Adekunle Nurudeen met his victim on the Internet in 2007 and convinced her that he […]

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Hacker Gets 4 Years in Prison

I would like to see him hack his way out of jail now that would be the ultimate hack! There are so many cyber-crimes that are committed each day. It’s almost impossible to catch everyone. We need to be smarter by protecting our personal data and use passwords that are strong. A Los Angeles computer […]

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MySpace Turns Over Registered Sex Offenders

MySpace provided two state attorneys general the names of 90,000 registered sex offenders it had banned from its site in response to a subpoena. The figure is 40,000 more than the amount previously acknowledged by MySpace, according to Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, who along with Attorney General Roy Cooper of North Carolina are […]

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