News tagged with thieves

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 ...

May 15, 2013
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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 ...

Apr 24, 2013
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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 ...

Feb 28, 2013
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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 ...

Feb 19, 2013
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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 ...

Dec 04, 2012
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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.

Sep 06, 2012
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Short-duration clock approach thwarts RFID attacks

(Phys.org) -- Security researchers and practitioners at the 21st USENIX Security Symposium in Bellevue, Washington, which starts on Wednesday, will learn how researchers have devised an hourglass technology ...

Aug 07, 2012 weblog
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Chip and pin terminals shown to harvest customer info

(Phys.org) -- For all customers, merchants and restaurant owners making use of card readers for transactions, well, this is not the best of news. Experts have found a security flaw in chip and PIN terminals ...

Jul 31, 2012 report
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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.

Jul 18, 2012
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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.

Jul 11, 2012
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