Credit card fraudsters quickly exposed
Most people feel safe from fraudsters if their credit card is safely tucked away in their wallet. But they shouldn't: in most cases, thieves only need card numbers and information. A new software can provide ...
Cyberattack deprives millions of Dutch of online ID
More than 10 million Dutch citizens were unable to use their official online signature to pay bills and taxes because of a cyberattack, officials said Wednesday. The national DigiD system "is no longer accessible ...
Franchises on guard against data thieves
Every day Hardee's franchisee Todd Pahl is on the lookout for a predator he can't see. It's not lurking in the crevices along the baseboard or slinking just beyond the range of cameras. This danger hides behind the infinite ...
In info age, Belgian diamond heist is a throwback
(AP)—At a time when many robberies take place at the click of a mouse, a group of jewel thieves has shown there's still a potential payoff for old-fashioned criminals willing to use disguises, planning ...
Freebie tricksters unleash spam botnet using Android phones
Hushed hoarders and prying pilferers
In order to prevent other birds from stealing the food they are storing for later, Eurasian jays, a type of corvid, minimizes any auditory hints a potential pilferer may use to steal their cache (food that ...
BMW forced to respond to BBC report showing its cars at easy risk of being stolen
Japan's Sony hit by fresh cyberattack
Sony said Thursday that hackers stole details belonging to hundreds of its mobile unit clients, the latest in a string of cyberattacks to hit the embattled Japanese electronics giant.
Short-duration clock approach thwarts RFID attacks
Chip and pin terminals shown to harvest customer info
US court sentences Estonian hacker to prison
An Estonian national was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison for hacking schemes involving the theft or sale of more than 240,000 credit card numbers, officials said.
South African farmer equips sheep with cell phones
A South African farmer is fielding phone calls from his sheep, after equipping them with cell phones to keep tabs on the flock amid recent livestock thefts, according to local press Wednesday.
Hotmail in hot water over password flaw, rushes fix
Online game theft earns real-world conviction
(AP) -- The amulet and mask were a 13-year-old boy's virtual possessions in an online fantasy game. In the real world, he was beaten and threaten with a knife to give them up.