Have you ever received a spam e-mail advertising a penny stock, and assumed that it came from a general junk mail list, or someone simply typed out a list of randomly-generated addresses? Criminal charges announced today revealed that the perpetrators of a stock fraud scheme obtained e-mail addresses to contact by exploiting the Heartbleed bug to steal the names and e-mail addresses of about 80 million customers from JPMorganChase. [More]
Since 2007, the FBI and authorities in Egypt have been running an investigation they’ve called “Operation Phish Phry,” sigh, and this week it paid off with 53 charges against U.S. defendants and 47 against people in Egypt. Three of the 53 in the U.S. have been arrested, and the FBI are looking for the other 50. To prove you’re not one of the remaining 50, please send the FBI your login credentials to your bank. Ha ha, we kid.
A Customer Associate for a Best Buy in Las Cruces, New Mexico, was indicted on Thursday for credit card fraud—three counts of making fraudulent purchases over $2500, three counts of making fraudulent purchases over $500, over 20 counts of falsely signing credit card slips, and 1 count of disposing of stolen property.