NSA DOCUMENT THEFT: Former employee accused of ‘biggest theft of gov’t documents ever’ changes court plea

Baltimore, United States VIJAY SHAH via MIKE HELLGREN and CBS   A former contractor of the US’ National Security Agency (NSA) who stood accused of stealing documents from his workplace in what some have billed the biggest theft of American … Continue reading NSA DOCUMENT THEFT: Former employee accused of ‘biggest theft of gov’t documents ever’ changes court plea

AN ATM STICKUP: Two methods used to fleece cash machines

Philipsburg – VIJAY SHAH via TecNovedosos Earlier this year, specialists working at Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab announced at a conference held in the Dutch Caribbean territory of Sint-Maarten that bank robbers have found two new, and quite ingenious ways to target ATMs and relieve them of their cash deposits. The IT experts made a presentation in front of delegates at the Computer Security Summit Summit, held on the 4th of April, 2017, where they warned that thieves were upping their game in their attacks on automated bank tellers and gone were the days when all it took was a rope, … Continue reading AN ATM STICKUP: Two methods used to fleece cash machines

EXPRESS COURIERS: Warning about alleged card-cloning delivery scam

  London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH and ALIA HELLZ BACHELL A Facebook user has put out a warning on the social media site about an alleged card-cloning scam being perpetrated in the London area using the delivery of parcels to people’s addresses as a cover, the Half-Eaten Mind exclusively reports. The user, Chris Gladman, first shared the warning on the 6th December, 2015 and it is now going viral. In his letter, Gladman reports the experience of a victim of the scam who received a phone call from an individual purporting to be from a delivery company named “Express Couriers”. … Continue reading EXPRESS COURIERS: Warning about alleged card-cloning delivery scam

A MOVING TARGET: Met Police starts awareness campaign of mobile theft

London’s Metropolitan Police have launched a leafletting campaign aimed at preventing people from becoming victims of mobile theft. The theft of smartphones in particular is steadily on the rise in London, with some phones selling for as little as £50 on the black market. Stolen phones have been sent abroad to be sold onward, making them more difficult to trace and block. One of the crime prevention leaflets distributed by Met police cadets at Stratford’s bus station. According to the BBC’s news division in London, an estimated 314 mobile phones are stolen on the streets every day, with iPhone models … Continue reading A MOVING TARGET: Met Police starts awareness campaign of mobile theft