Feeds

(Former) gambling site worker cops to ID theft

Did you BetOnSports.com?

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

The former employee of an internet-based gambling website has admitted he used his position in the company's credit department to steal the identities of some of its clients.

Patrick Kalonji, 27, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, pleaded guilty in US District Court in the Southern District of New York late last week. While living in Costa Rica, he worked for BetOnSports.com, which was one source used to steal the personal information of victims. In all, Kalonji and his unnamed cohorts defrauded 150 people, including those residing in Texas, Florida, Arkansas, and California.

Kalonji - who also went by the names Patrick Kalonji Ngoyi and Patrick Mazimpaka - stole the victims' names, birth dates, addresses, mothers' maiden names, social security numbers, and other personal details. He shared them with other members of a criminal enterprise using two Yahoo.com email addresses. Those members used the stolen information to steal money from victims' credit cards and bank accounts and book round-trip airline tickets from Nigeria to New York.

The conspiracy lasted from July 2002 through August 2004, according to an indictment filed in the case. Kalonji faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for January 6. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Ice cream headache as black hat hacks sack Dairy Queen
I scream, you scream, we all scream 'DATA BREACH'!
Goog says patch⁵⁰ your Chrome
64-bit browser loads cat vids FIFTEEN PERCENT faster!
NIST to sysadmins: clean up your SSH mess
Too many keys, too badly managed
JLaw, Kate Upton exposed in celeb nude pics hack
100 women victimised as Apple iCloud accounts reportedly popped
Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch
Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death
Researchers camouflage haxxor traps with fake application traffic
Honeypots sweetened to resemble actual workloads, complete with 'secure' logins
Attack flogged through shiny-clicky social media buttons
66,000 users popped by malicious Flash fudging add-on
New Snowden leak: How NSA shared 850-billion-plus metadata records
'Federated search' spaffed info all over Five Eyes chums
Three quarters of South Korea popped in online gaming raids
Records used to plunder game items, sold off to low lifes
Oz fed police in PDF redaction SNAFU
Give us your metadata, we'll publish your data
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.