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How A Lotto Worker Tried To Rig A Jackpot With Self-Destructing Software

An ex-Lotto employee who tried to get rich by installing secret software onto the computer that picks Lotto winners has been convicted of fraud for trying to rig a $US14.3 million jackpot.


Toshiba's CEO Has Quit Over $US1.2 Billion Profit Scandal

Toshiba has announced that its CEO, Hisao Tanaka, is resigning because the company exaggerated its operating profits by a staggering $US1.2 billion over the past six years.


'Hornet's Nest Of Criminal Hackers' Destroyed By FedsĀ 

It was the best place to find out the worst crimes you could commit online. Cybercrime forum Darkode has been shut down after “Operation Shrouded Horizon”, an international law enforcement raid that led to 70 arrests.


22 Official Complaints From People Who Got Royally Screwed On Airbnb

If you ever try to book a rental on Airbnb and the owner asks you to pay via wire transfer, don’t do it. Don’t even think about it. It’s a scam. It’s always a scam.


Feds Charged With Stealing Money During Silk Road Investigation

Two former federal agents who investigated the Silk Road, the infamous online drug marketplace seized by the FBI in 2013, have been charged for their own outrageous digital crimes, including stealing money they acquired on their druggie undercover assignment.


Inmate Walks Free After Emailing Release Instructions To Prison Staff

An inmate who was in prison for multiple charges of fraud is apparently up to his old tricks. Posing as a senior court clerk, Neil Moore, 28, used an illicit mobile phone to email fake bail instructions to prison staff, who released him. Well, that’s embarrassing.


Withdrawing Cash With A Smartphone Could Beat The Card Skimmers

The U.S. loses more money to card fraud than the rest of the world combined — something that’s mostly down to the magnetic stripes that make their cards incredibly hackable. Although more secure technologies are coming, they will require time and money to adopt. But one kindly Canadian bank has a secure system that only needs a smartphone and a QR code.


Facebook Fraudster Jumps Bail By Giving His GPS Anklet A Mind Of Its Own

A man under house arrest for faking an ownership stake in Facebook is missing after rigging up an elaborate contraption to make it look like he was still in his home.


Turns Out Apple Pay Can't Solve Credit Card Fraud

Among other things, Apple’s Second Coming of the Mobile Payment Solution was meant to fix our broke-arse credit card security system. Only, according to (unconfirmed) reports, it’s doing exactly the opposite.


GoFundMe Is A Great Way To Scam People

I’m not the morality police over here, but I’m just gonna go ahead and say that people should not scam each other. Think of a scam free world! We would be free to trust unlucky Nigerian princes and Publisher’s Clearing House. So, first of all: Don’t rip people off. It’s rude. But if you were going to perpetuate a scam, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe is a great way to do so.


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