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
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
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

Mexican Drug Cartels Are Using Social Media Apps to Commit Virtual Kidnappings

Facebook and WhatsApp are being used to trick people into ponying up cash for safe relatives.
Priscila Mosqueda
9.17.14
News

The Government Wants the Media to Stop Covering Barrett Brown

Barrett Brown has been sitting in prison, without trial, for almost a year. In case you haven’t followed his case, the 31-year-old journalist is facing a century of prison time for sharing a link that contained, within an archive of 5 million emails...
Patrick McGuire
8.12.13
News

The E-Currency Exchange LibertyReserve.com Got Shut Down for Laundering $6 Billion

Yesterday, the US Attorney's office in Manhattan indicted the founder of LibertyReserve.com, an online e-currency trading site that was “the predominant digital form of money laundering used by cybercriminals worldwide.” Liberty Reserve allegedly moved...
Krishna Andavolu
5.29.13