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United Airlines reportedly spills passenger information

arstechnica.com
An engineer for a company that scans websites for security vulnerabilities recently got a new perspective on the dangers of Web application bugs. While trying to purchase airline tickets from United.com, the site displayed the names of people he had never heard of. "Kind of scary, and nothing I had...
United Airlines reportedly spills passenger information
Former Intel employee pleads guilty to $1B theft charges
Turncoat hackers: a brief history of snitching in high-tech dragnets

Former trader charged with wire fraud in $1 billion Apple stock purchase

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An unauthorized purchase of $1 billion in Apple stock cost Rochdale Securities LLC $5 million, and has led to the arrest of a former trader with the company....
Former trader charged with wire fraud in $1 billion Apple stock purchase

How Homeland Security agents reeled in a Chinese software pirate

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In June of 2011, Xiang Li sat in a hotel room in Saipan, trying to close a deal with US businessmen. The 35-year-old entrepreneur from Chengdu, China had brought along some samples of his wares—a collection of software on DVDs ready for resale; sample packaging materials and associated designs;...
How Homeland Security agents reeled in a Chinese software pirate
Hacker sentenced to 3 years in prison for selling cable modem hacking tools

US Man Convicted for Helping Thousands Steal Internet Service

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An Oregon man has been convicted of seven courts of wire fraud for helping thousands of people steal Internet service, the U.S. Department of Justice said....
US Man Convicted for Helping Thousands Steal Internet Service
Two men accused of stealing $40,000 in Subway gift cards by selling hacked checkout systems

Cookie-Stuffing Could Land eBay's Top Two Affiliates In Jail

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Business Insider has an interesting and in-depth article about the ongoing legal cases that could land eBay’s two biggest affiliates in jail soon on charges of wire fraud. If you’ve been in the online marketing industry for a while, you may recognize the names Shawn Hogan and Brian... Please visit...
Cookie-Stuffing Could Land eBay's Top Two Affiliates In Jail

This Man Was Just Indicted For Faking A ~$25 Billion Contract With Mark Zuckerberg

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Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Paul Ceglia was indicted on charges he faked evidence to support his claims that he signed a contract with Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg giving him a multibillion-dollar share in the world's biggest social network, Ceglia was arrested and charged last month in a...
This Man Was Just Indicted For Faking A ~$25 Billion Contract With Mark Zuckerberg

Aaron Swartz's family condemns MIT and US government after his death

www.guardian.co.uk
Internet activist killed himself a month before going on trial for what family calls 'an alleged crime that had no victims'The family of celebrated internet activist Aaron Swartz has accused prosecutors and MIT officials of being complicit in his death, blaming the apparent suicide on the pursuit of a young...
Aaron Swartz's family condemns MIT and US government after his death

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Released On Bail, Perhaps Never To Be Seen Again

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When Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and several others in the organization were arrested in raids a month ago, it was noted by prosecutors that Dotcom’s rather wild lifestyle and propensity for spontaneous international travel, combined with his vast wealth, constituted a serious flight risk. He was denied bail at the...
Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Released On Bail, Perhaps Never To Be Seen Again
Former Intel employee pleads guilty to stealing company's secrets even after joining rival AMD

Family blames US attorneys for death of Aaron Swartz

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Coder and information activist Aaron Swartz took his life on Friday, and in the wake of his death the outpouring of grief from the tech community is palpable. While Swartz wrote publicly about depression, many have speculated that his legal troubles compounded the sense of hopelessness that drove him...
Family blames US attorneys for death of Aaron Swartz

More charges in Megaupload case

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New details emerge in the US case against Megaupload, including five additional counts of wire fraud and three of copyright infringement....
More charges in Megaupload case

Facebook lawsuit ends with claimant arrested for fraud

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Entrepeneur Paul Ceglia, one-time claimant to Facebook billions, has been charged with mail and wire fraud over what federal prosecutors and the US Postal Inspection Service have determined to be falsified information. Ceglia sued Facebook and its CEO in 2010 on the strength of the forged information, claiming that a...
Facebook lawsuit ends with claimant arrested for fraud

Accused SpyEye creator extradited to the US

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An Algerian man accused of helping to develop and distribute the SpyEye computer virus has been extradited from Thailand to the U.S. to face criminal charges, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.Hamza Bendelladj, also known as Bx1, faces 23 charges in an indictment returned in December 2011 and unsealed...
Accused SpyEye creator extradited to the US
Analyst charged with insider trading and fraud after leaking Apple sales data
Megaupload's Kim Dotcom teases new 'Megabox' project, reveals meeting with Wozniak

US Attorney General defends handling of Aaron Swartz case

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has defended the role of the prosecution in the case of the late Internet activist and innovator Aaron Swartz, stating that "there was never an intention for him to go to jail for longer than a three, four, potentially five-month range." "That was what...
US Attorney General defends handling of Aaron Swartz case

Man charged with trying to steal Paul Allen's identity

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A Pittsburgh man is accused of wire fraud after he allegedly manages to change the address to one of the Microsoft co-founder's bank accounts. [Read more]...
Man charged with trying to steal Paul Allen's identity

MOD Systems co-founder wins reversal on mail fraud conviction, loses appeal in other areas

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The continuing saga of MOD Systems co-founder Mark E. Phillips, who was sentenced to four years in prison in July 2011 on fraud and money laundering charges, has taken another unusual turn. According to court documents released this week, Phillips has won a reversal of the mail fraud charge that...
MOD Systems co-founder wins reversal on mail fraud conviction, loses appeal in other areas
Wikileaks Alleges Relationship With Web Activist Aaron Swartz

ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

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The world of data breaches and other malicious online acts are on the rise — with some $2 trillion lost to IT thefts and other cybercrimes annually, according to research from Goldman Sachs — so we will continue to see a focus on companies that try to combat these threats....
ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

Why a Quarter-Million People Around the World May Lose the Internet Monday

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Next week the Internet connections of about a quarter-million people will stop working because years ago their computers became infected with malware. The malware is being called DNSChanger and it was the centerpiece of an Internet crime spree that came to an end last November when the FBI arrested and...
Why a Quarter-Million People Around the World May Lose the Internet Monday

How M.I.T. Ensnared a Hacker

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M.I.T.'s decision to catch a person illegally downloading content led to charges of computer and wire fraud against Aaron Swartz, who died of an apparent suicide....
How M.I.T. Ensnared a Hacker

Apple trader arrested in $1 billion wire fraud

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A trader for Rochdale Securities has been arrested over allegations of fraudulent schemes relating to purchases of Apple stock....
Apple trader arrested in $1 billion wire fraud

The Aaron Swartz Hacking Case Has Been Dismissed By The US District Court

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The US District Court in Massachusetts has dismissed the case against Aaron Swartz. Swartz committed suicide on January 11 after an investigation into his involvement in the theft of digital documents from JSTOR, a journal archive. US Attorney for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts Carmen...
The Aaron Swartz Hacking Case Has Been Dismissed By The US District Court

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen victim of identity theft

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Paul Allen Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has become the subject of identity theft, with a an AWOL U.S. soldier in Pittsburgh charged with changing the address on a Seattle bank account owned by Allen and attempting to redirect funds to a personal account. Brandon Lee Price changed the address on...
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen victim of identity theft

Aaron Swartz: cannon fodder in the war on internet freedom

www.guardian.co.uk
Governments are determined to control the internet, and if hackers like Swartz get in the way, they will be crushedOn 11 January, a young American geek named Aaron Swartz killed himself, and most of the world paid no attention. In the ordinary run of things, "it was not an important...
Aaron Swartz: cannon fodder in the war on internet freedom
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