Tag Archives: Law/Crime

Is The West Under Attack?

By | June 20, 2005

Trying to make some sense of the announcement (PDF) last week by Britain’s secretive National Infrastructure Security Coordination Centre (NISCC) that Parts of the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) are being targeted by an ongoing series of email-borne electronic attacks. While the majority of the observed attacks have been against central Government, other UK organisations, companies and individuals… Read More »

First Nigerian email scammer jailed

By | March 17, 2005

Hong Kong has done its bit to crack down on Nigerian e-mail fraud, jailing its first Nigerian scammer : Hong Kong has successfully prosecuted its first Nigerian email scammer. A 30-year-old Nigerian man was jailed four years today for a US$26 million scam, in which he was convicted at the District Court of attempting to obtain property by… Read More »

The Tag Report I: A Chat With Gen Kanai

By | January 28, 2005

In today’s column (subscription required) for WSJ.com and The Asian Wall Street Journal‘s Personal Journal section I write about tags — the kind found on del.icio.us and Flickr. I spoke — or at least IMed — with some interesting people to research the story, and thought I’d post excerpts from some of the chats, with the permission of… 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 »

Taiwan ‘Phisher’ Arrested, May Not Be Kingpin, Beaten Up By Father

By | September 23, 2004

A Taiwanese teenager has been arrested for phishing, but don’t expect it to bring an end to the problem. The China Post today reported that the 16-year old, surnamed Wu, who was studying at a south Taiwan junior college, has been charged with forgery and fraud. The paper says it’s Taiwan’s first phishing case: If convicted, he faces… Read More »