Australian faces four years in jail for ?3mn email scam
A 39-year-old man has been sentenced to at least four years behind bars for his part in an email scam that netted him AU$ 5mn (?2.94mn).
Nick Marinellis, from Sydney, was allegedly the Australian head of the so-called Nigerian or West African scam, where email was spammed out suggesting the recipient had unclaimed lottery winnings, inheritance and business opportunities they could claim if they sent off a sum to cover administration. ...more
Trojan targets Microsoft anti-spyware
The first piece of malware to attack Microsoft's new anti-spyware product has been detected, according to security specialists Sophos.
The BankAsh-A Trojan is a phishing attack that attempts to steal online banking passwords. It targets UK banks such as Barclays, Cahoot, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Nationwide, NatWest, and Smile. ...more
AOL targets three phishing gangs
AOL has filed lawsuits against three phishing gangs in a bid to tackle the growing problem of identity theft and other online scams at the heart of phishing attacks.
The suits have been filed in Virginia, whose state laws contain provisions for the prosecution of such attacks. The suits also cite US Federal law covering trademark abuse and spamming and seek damages of $18m. ...more
256MB of flash memory - in a pen
One for gadget lovers - 256MB of Flash memory in pen form. The Executive Attach? is a flash drive pen with 128MB or 256MB of memory. Twisting off the top half reveals the backup storage. ...more
And also today (12-June-2001), for the record...
Here, in brief, are some of the day's other stories.
eBay expands The online auctioneer eBay is launching eBay "stores". The idea is for eBay sellers to have their own shops on the site. ...more