Category Archives: Offences – Fraud

Lies, computer detection and humans

Can A Computer Pick Out Fake Online Reviews When Humans Can’t? | Techdirt. 22 August 2011 It is an interesting study for several reasons. First, it seems to say that algorythms can detect some lies (the example here was fake … Continue reading

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Workplace behaviours are not all crimes

Is Destroying A Hard Drive On A Work Issued Computer The Equivalent Of Hacking Or Fraud? | Techdirt. 6 Septmber 2011 To equate replacing a hard drive (after having destroyed the old one to wipe out information) with fraud or … Continue reading

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Fraud on the back of Hadopi

No Surprise: Scammers Focus On Tricking The French With False Three Strikes Infringement Notices | Techdirt. 18 October 2011. You can laugh or cry. Hadopi is aware from this and has a clear warning on its homepage (hadopi.fr)

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Money, money, money: better to be a hacker than a traditional bank robber

Cybercrime: is it out of control? | Technology | The Guardian. Posted by Misha Glenny, 21 September 2011   Not out of control, well as long as law enforcement wake up to reality, but certainly out of scale with more … Continue reading

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Banks Can’t Figure Out How To Spell Gadhafi, So They Can’t Freeze His Assets | Techdirt

Banks Can’t Figure Out How To Spell Gadhafi, So They Can’t Freeze His Assets | Techdirt. April 19th 2011 Dictactorship is no laughing matter, but I thought that one deserves a little smile at least given the context. Transliteration from … Continue reading

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Computer Techs Turn Normal Virus Removal Into Multi-Million Dollar Scam | Techdirt

Computer Techs Turn Normal Virus Removal Into Multi-Million Dollar Scam | Techdirt. 10 November 2010 quite a good one! a traditional fraud which allowed the fraudster to charge 160,000 US dollars per month for security. Can’t understand how the client … Continue reading

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Chip-and-PIN fraud gang jailed | ZDNet UK

Chip-and-PIN fraud gang jailed | ZDNet UK. 22 June 2010 Southwark Crown Court found guilty the four persons involved in the hack of Chipandpin machines and who gained £725,000. Cybersecurity is not perfect … for both sides! On a similar … Continue reading

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Location, location: how to get burgled more easily?

Well, that the issue would hit the headlines seemed to me quite unavoidable. Quite a few services now are proposed with geo-location, using built-in GPS to locate customers and/or friends, or just people one agrees to share their location with. … Continue reading

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Fraud – estimatation of victims’ loss

“Microsoft: Phishing losses greatly over-estimated” (ZDNet.uk, 9 January 2009) Just an estimation, so probably an other study will contradict the figures…

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Anonymity

French Senator Proposes Outlawing Anonymous Blogging (TechDirt, 02 June 2010) Twitter Fighting Pennsylvania Subpoena Seeking Names of 2 Tweeters from the NY Times as cited on 20 May 2010 on the Business and HR Watch website http://www.business-humanrights.org/Links/Repository/1001004 some would obviously … Continue reading

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