CYBER-CRIME NEWS


21
Dec 2017
GERMAN NATIONAL IS THE LATEST CYBER-CRIMINAL SENTENCED FOR CONSPIRING TO LAUNDER PROCEEDS FROM FRAUDULENT AFFILIATE MARKETING WEBSITES

ATLANTA – Sven Franssen, a German national residing in the Netherlands, has been sentenced to two years and six months in federal prison for his role in conspiring to launder the proceeds of fraudulent affiliate marketing websites.  The fraudulent sites received increased internet traffic due to a massive computer hacking and illegal spam campaign brought on by a pair of Vietnamese nationals. “Franssen’s sentencing concludes the methodical takedown of a cyber-criminal syndicate,” said U. S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “As cyber-criminals continue to look for ways to commit theft and fraud,......

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THE EVIL OF SOCIAL MEDIA

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Friend requests and easy conversation can quickly lead to threats of blackmail, as users fail to take suitable precautions Following a few glasses of wine, John’s inhibitions had dropped when he went online to...


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WOMAN CONNED OUT OF £20,000

WOMAN CONNED OUT OF £20,000

‘Elizabeth’ was asked for money within a week of speaking to her online match and claims the police ‘did nothing’ A woman claimed a Nigerian gang posing as an online love interest conned her...


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