Tag Archives: Crimes

Former Soviet Bloc, Allies, Under Lurid Attack

By | September 23, 2011

Trend Micro researchers David Sancho and Nart Villeneuve have written up an interesting attack they’ve dubbed LURID on diplomatic missions, government ministries, space-related government agencies and other companies and research institutions in the former Soviet bloc and its allies. (Only China was not a Soviet bloc member or ally in the list, and it was the least affected by… Read More »

The Big Ring

By | July 13, 2005

Good piece today by my WSJ colleague Cassell Bryan-Low on the Douglas Havard case which I mentioned a week or so back: As Identity Theft Moves Online, Crime Rings Mimic Big Business (subscription only, I suspect): Most identity theft still occurs offline, through stolen cards or rings of rogue waiters and shop clerks in cahoots with credit-card forgers. But… Read More »

A Glimpse Of A Tentacle From The Phishing Monster

By | November 9, 2004

Gradually the tentacles of the Russian gangs behind phishing are appearing. But we still have no idea how it really works, and how big the beast is. The Boston Herald reports today on the arraignment of a “suspected Russian mobster” on multiple counts of identity fraud, having allegedly obtained personal information from more than 100 victims by phishing emails.… Read More »

Police Now A Phisher’s Target?

By | August 16, 2004

Wiltshire’s finest are now onto phishing scams, thanks to the head of the county’s fraud squad receiving one himself. World Entertainment News Network (no URL available) Sunday quoted Detective Inspector Paul Ginger of the Wiltshire police as saying : “I was amazed to receive one of these messages on my work email”, adding: “You have to admire their cheek… Read More »

Meet The Mule, Or Correspondence Manager

By | March 16, 2004

Here’s how Russians and other scammers are getting their illicit gains back home. The BBC website reports on a scam where (probably Russian) scammers are posting job ads claiming to be charities looking for people to forward donations made by hi-tech firms. Those responding to the job ads — usually for something like a “correspondence manager” — are… Read More »