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    Default International Crime Ring Busted by US and Romanian Police



    International Crime Ring Busted by US and Romanian Police
    38 persons suspected of numerous online illegal activities

    The US and the Romanian authorities charged a total number of 38 persons, more than a half based in Romania, all of them being suspected of running an
    advanced scheme affecting thousands of people from all over the world. The international crime ring was mostly based on phishing attacks but according to security company Sophos, the members also sent SMS spam to mobile phones. "We're confirming that you've signed up for our service. You will be charged $2 per day unless you cancel your order on this URL," the SMS message read. No less than 1.3 million phishing emails were sent during an attack, Sophos explains.

    The scheme was very well organized as the Romanians were especially focused on sending phishing emails and lure potential victims on a special phishing website. As usual, the phishing pages asked visitors to enter their private details, such as bank accounts and credit card numbers. After the data were collected, the information was redirected through the web to the other members of the gang based in the United States. Using the details, the phishers created new cards which were then tested at the local ATMs but no money was stolen. After a certain period of time, the phishers withdrew all the money in the accounts, Sophos informs.

    According to various reports, the crime ring had members from numerous countries including Romania, United States, Vietnam, Pakistan and Cambodia.

    "This was a highly-organized scheme using the internet to steal money from individuals and financial institutions across continents," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "The authorities in the USA and Romania should be applauded for their investigation, which hopefully will result in the dismantling of a major cybercrime ring. Meanwhile, this story carries an important message to consumers and businesses alike to have a proper defense in place against phishing attacks, and to never let your guard down when it comes to protecting yourself against Internet criminals."

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    p.s. ce ziceti de ideea unu sticky cu stiri mai putin importante? de genul acesteia... un fel de "Stiri/Articole interesante" ?

    si ca tot era recomandarea unui sticky cu "bad news" candva, poate se pot combina cumva...





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    Phishing
    De la Wikipedia, enciclopedia liberă

    n domeniul de securitatea calculatoarelor, phishing reprezintă o formă de activitate criminală care constă in obţinerea datelor confidenţiale, cum ar fi date de acces pentru aplicaţii de tip bancar, aplicaţii de trading (De exemplu: E-bay, PayPal) sau informaţii referitoare la cărţi de credit, folosind tehnici de manipulare a identităţii unei persoane sau a unei instituţii.

    Un atac de tip phishing constă, n mod normal, n trimiterea de către atacator a unui mesaj electronic, folosind programe de mesagerie instantă sau telefon, n care utilizatorul este sfătuit să-şi dea datele confidenţiale pentru a cştiga anumite premii sau este informat că acestea sunt necesare datorită unor erori tehnice care au dus la pierderea datelor originale. n mesajul electronic este indicată de obicei şi o adresă de web care conţine o copie a site-ului de web al instituţiei financiare sau de trading. Anti Phishing Working Group, o organizaţie creată de către forţele de apărare a legii şi organizaţii comerciale, raportează o creştere permanentă a acestui tip de atacuri.


    Metode de combatere a phishing-ului
    Modalităţi sociale.
    O modalitate de combatere constă n explicarea şi şcolarizarea utilizatorilor cum să reacţioneze la astfel de atacuri. O altă măsură eficientă constă n verificarea autenticităţii mesajului electronic cu persoana sau instituţia comercială sau financiară n cauză.

    Modalităţi tehnice
    Folosirea unui soft anti-phising. Noile versiuni ale navigatoarelor Microsoft Internet Explorer şi Mozilla Firefox includ deja module de anti-phishing.

    Metode de tip juridic şi legal
    Creearea unui cadru legislativ care să incrimineze activităţile de tip phishing.
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