Tags identity theft

Russian charged with stealing $1.5 million in hacks on U.S. tax preparers

by Jeff Stone • 4 weeks ago

The man behind the handle "Kusok" and others allegedly exploited a vulnerability in a remote access program to steal personal information and use it to file for bogus tax refunds.

U.S. jury finds two Romanians guilty of stealing credit card info, infecting 400,000 computers

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The two men also allegedly stole millions of dollars through online auction fraud.

Passport numbers stolen from Marriott provide scammers with another ID theft tool

by Jeff Stone • 6 months ago

It's another piece of data that can be used to sell "fullz," or full stolen profiles used to commit identity theft.

DOJ regrets the error on OPM-linked fraud case

by Sean Lyngaas • 11 months ago

DOJ as apologized for confusion over its announcement last month that a fraudster used information stolen in the infamous 2015 OPM data breach.

Lawmakers demand answers in wake of strange OPM identity fraud lawsuit

by Chris Bing • 11 months ago

Virginia lawmakers are especially interested in learning how the defendants acquired the data.

FBI announces arrest of 74 email fraudsters on three continents

by Sean Lyngaas • 12 months ago

The FBI on Monday announced the arrest of 74 people across three continents for hijacking bank transfers using email fraud.

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