Tag Archives: Money

The End Of ‘Weaselboy’

By | November 17, 2005

Weaselboy is behind bars: ‘Weaselboy’ jailed for internet scam  A computer obsessive nicknamed Weaselboy was jailed for six years yesterday for an elaborate internet scam that earned him more than £1.5 million. Still only 23 years old, Peter Francis-Macrae boasted that he could bring the country’s economy to its knees by crashing computer systems. He also threatened to… Read More »

Wiretapping Your Way Into Credit Card Fraud

By | March 13, 2004

If you think the Internet is a scary place for stealing your sensitive bank data, try your local gas station. The Star Tribune in Malaysia reports that criminals there are increasingly intercepting the transmission of credit card data between the point of sale machines that swipe your card and the bank. This data, incredibly, is being sent in… Read More »

News: FTC Gets Tough On PopUps. Well, Some Of Them

By | November 7, 2003

 The Federal Trade Commission has accused a California pop-up advertising company of digital-age extortion. MSNBC reports that D Squared Solutions allegedly hijacked Internet users’ computers by bombarding them with Windows Messenger pop-up ads — as frequently as every 10 minutes. The ads hawked $30 software that promised only to stop future pop-ups from the company.   Windows Messenger… Read More »

Software: Money, Money, Money

By | July 23, 2003

Microsoft has just released a new version of its Money software, 2004. New features: — An extensive Credit Center provides a free credit report and one year of ongoing credit monitoring, in addition to a summary of debt accounts, educational content, access to “what-if” scenarios and information on credit protection. — Money 2004 Premium offers an exclusive collection… Read More »