“The schemes and the imagination of these thieves is mind boggling,” said New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at a press conference. “These crimes are getting more sophisticated and thieves have amazing knowledge of how to use technology.”
The Citigroup attack took place on May 10th 2011 and it immediately compromised 21 million online accounts. Citigroup said that less than 200,000 accounts were affected but that number has since grown to almost 400,000, and the number could rise even more in the coming weeks.
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This particular conspiracy made victims out of a number of sources – unsuspecting consumers, credit card companies and banks.
cab drivers have been charged with stealing more than $235,000 from unsuspecting taxi riders. . .
“Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 4173) entitled ‘An Act to provide for financial regulatory reform, to protect consumers and investors, to enhance Federal understanding of insurance issues, to regulate the over-the-counter derivatives markets, and for other purposes,’ do pass with the following …” That is how the bill known as H.R. 4173 begins. It …
the real meat of the story is found under “Where is your money going?” a graph that shows how the billions of dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvention are being spent on. . .
The spyware used in these attacks allowed hackers to control the infected computers remotely. Computers were brought into cyber armies called “botnets,” an invasion not blocked by all anti-virus software . . .
More than 400 Internet addresses related to Haiti have been registered since Monday’s devastating quake . . .