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Posts Tagged ‘theft’

Identity theft marketplace sells mothers’ maiden names, dates of birth, etc

Identity theft marketplace sells mothers’ maiden names, dates of birth, etc

Many websites will allow you to "recover a lost password" if you (or a crook) can supply your date of birth, mother's maiden name, etc. So, of course, crooks buy and sell data like dates of birth, mothers' maiden names, Social Security Numbers, and other easily mined minutae. Brian Krebs reports from superget.info, a site that sells would-be [...]

Man calls police to report pot theft

Man calls police to report pot theft

Max Fleck, 20, of Chicago, Illinois, called police to report that three men robbed him of two pounds of marijuana. The police arrived, found more drugs, and arrested Fleck... According to investigators, Fleck had invited one of the three men to his home and instead all three came. The five spent about an hour at the apartment before one of the [...]

Piracy vs Theft

Piracy vs Theft

Is reading your wife’s e-mail a crime?

Is reading your wife’s e-mail a crime?

A Rochester Hills man faces up to 5 years in prison -- for reading his wife's e-mail. Oakland County prosecutors, relying on a Michigan statute typically used to prosecute crimes such as identity theft or stealing trade secrets, have charged Leon Walker, 33, with a felony after he logged onto a laptop in the home he shared with his wife, Clara [...]