cyber-crime

Late Capitalism

The Hot New Millennial Trend Is Scamming Amazon for Big Money

"To most people $230,000 is a lot of money, but for Amazon it probably doesn’t do anything to hurt its stock price."
Francisco Alvarado
10.11.18
cyber-crime

Amazon Is Fixing a Security Loophole with its 'Key' Service

After a researcher posted a video of an alleged hack of Amazon Key, the company is now trying to push a fix—while also telling journalists there isn’t really an issue.
Joseph Cox
2.7.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Elderly Louisiana Man Charged in 'Nigerian Prince' Scam

A 67-year-old named Michael Neu was arrested on 269 counts of wire fraud and money laundering as an alleged middleman in the online scheme.
Allie Conti
1.2.18
crime

Journalist Pleads Guilty to Framing Ex For Anti-Semitic Bomb Threats

The former 'Intercept' reporter harassed his former girlfriend for months before escalating his campaign.
Diana Tourjée
6.15.17
scams

Virtual Kidnappers Are Pretending to Steal Children to Demand Ransom From Moms

With the advent of a new form of virtual crime threatening American families, we spoke with a former NYPD officer and professor of criminal justice to understand what the hell is happening.
Diana Tourjée
4.25.16
crime

​FBI Warns About Ransomware Attacks Infecting Whole Networks

Ransomware isn’t just about pinching money from your granny anymore.
Joseph Cox
3.15.16
News

RCMP: Warrantless Access to Data Would 'Certainly Assist’ New Cyber Crime Unit

The RCMP's new cyber crime strategy includes a push for new investigative tools.
Jordan Pearson
12.2.15
Stuff

Terrorists Stole This Guy's Identity and Used it to Recruit Young Women

You know you're in trouble when terrorist hackers send you a satellite photo of you outside your house.
Wendy Syfret
10.12.15
News

Police Agencies Are Getting Cozy with Private Security Companies

Now, the UK's National Crime Agency wants to get its officers to “colocate” with those in private firms in order to tackle cybercrime.
Joseph Cox
9.24.15
crime

What Do You Do With a Stolen ID? Buy MacBooks, Apparently

Real creative, thieves. You could have had a jetski!
Kaleigh Rogers
2.5.15
crime

Tor and Encryption Have Created a ‘Zone of Lawlessness,’ Justice Department Says

Keep yourself secure online, but don't use encryption to do it, the federal government says.
Jason Koebler
1.27.15
Power

Former FBI Agent: Case Against Accused Silk Road Boss Is 'as Strong as It Gets'

Prosecuting digital crimes is getting much more like prosecuting any other criminal enterprise.
Jason Koebler
1.20.15
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