Nigerian man, 6 others sentenced to prison for online fraud schemes

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Six U.S. citizens and a Nigerian national were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison for their roles in online fraud schemes that distributed more than $40 million in counterfeit checks using “mystery shopper” websites and work-from-home scams. The criminal enterprise was The…

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Futuristic security schemes could kill passwords

Today's world requires countless passwords to do everything from accessing personal gadgets to paying off credit cards online, but security can be compromised if someone forgets to log out or turn off the "remember password" function. Now the U.S. military wants to eliminate clunky passwords by creating a security system…

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Mobile malware schemes likely to increase: Symantec

Efforts to monetise mobile malware only have a low revenue-per-infection ratio, limiting the return on investment achieved by attackers, according to Symantec research. The security vendor’s research publication titled Motivations of Recent Android Malware, provides an analysis of current monetisation schemes behind malware targeting the Android mobile computing platform and…

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