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‘Lucky’ NYPD officer survives head shot

UPI

NEW YORK — New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said it’s a miracle that an officer shot in the base of the skull while chasing a homicide suspect is alive.

"He’s one lucky man," Kelly said while visiting Bellevue Hospital where Officer Kevin Brennan, 29, was taken after being shot, The New York Post reported.

The shooting occurred Tuesday night after Brennan and two plainclothes officers responded to a report of shots fired at a Brooklyn housing project.

Just as police pulled up to the Bushwick Houses, three men were seen running out of a building.

Police said Luis "Baby" Ortiz, 21, fired at Brennan after Brennan followed Ortiz into the building lobby.

Charges against Ortiz were pending early Wednesday.

The bullet that doctors removed from Brennan’s skull was held up by Commissioner Kelly at a news conference, The New York Times reported.

Brennan is expected to make a full recovery, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

He was reported in critical but stable condition.

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Lucky escape after Zeus Trojan leaves $13 million untouched

The finance department of a New Jersey County has had a lucky escape after criminals hacked its online bank account, stealing only $19,000 (£12,000) from an account that held millions.

The theft from Salem County occurred in December after malware believed to be the Zeus banking Trojan nabbed the logins for the Microsoft Exchange system connected to the administration of the account.

The sum of $19,380.70 was transferred from the County’s account ay Fulton bank to an external account at JP Morgan Chase in California, locking out the County’s officials from the main account for a period of time.

Given that the account held £13 million in funds, the theft could have been much worse, County officials told local news media.

The source of the Zeus malware has not been traced by IT staff which has prompted the County to stop using its online banking system for the time being.  

To block future attacks, the accounts department will use a PC isolated from the Internet without email or even USB connections to conduct all online transactions, official said.

The sum was most likely chosen to be small enough to test out the detection of the fraud systems in use by the bank after which the criminals might have returned to help themselves to more.

Banking Trojans such as Zeus (also known as SpyEye) have become the most dramatic and successful forms of malware of recent times. Despite more awareness of their potential, this case shows that they continue to leave a trail of financial destruction – or near destruction – in their wake.

Beyond the weakness of banking systems and the sophistication of Zeus, the malware’s success has been aided by its business model which sees it sold to criminal gangs, sometimes through middle men. This has put it into the hands of non-technical professional criminals across the world willing to use it to target specific banks using local knowledge.

In November a UK-based gang was given heavy sentences for one of the largest ever Zeus malware bank frauds yet prosecuted.

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South Bay Blue Star Moms hit in Lucky credit scam

Active military service members and homeless veterans are among the victims of a credit card-skimming scam that affected customers at 24 Bay Area Lucky supermarkets. Thieves swiped several thousand dollars from the…

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Lucky break for Malaysian man in online scam

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – A man’s request to Datuk Michael Chong for a loan to claim a parcel of gifts, saved him from falling victim to an Internet scam.

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Lucky break for Malaysian man in online scam

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – A man’s request to Datuk Michael Chong for a loan to claim a parcel of gifts, saved him from falling victim to an Internet scam.

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Lucky Supermarkets credit card scam getting worse

The supermarket chain has previously said that about 80 people were affected, but a spokeswoman tells CNET that number is now much higher.

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Lucky Supermarket Chain Reveals Scope Of Card Reader Scam

More than 100 employees and customers have had their identities stolen at Bay Area Lucky supermarkets by thieves who tampered with the credit and debit card readers in self checkout lines, according to the company.

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