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Police cuff 70 eBay fraud suspects

Romanian police have arrested 70 suspected cybercrooks, thought to be members of three gangs which allegedly used compromised eBay accounts to run scams. The alleged fraudsters obtained login credentials using phishing scams before using these trusted profiles to tout auctions for non-existent luxury goods (luxury cars, Rolex …
John Leyden, 7 Apr 2010
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Fasthosts to offshore support staff

Budget web hosting provider Fasthosts will soon make almost all of its UK customer service team redundant, to be replaced by call centres in Romania and the Phillipines, staff were told on Wednesday. Up to 38 posts are set to go at Fasthosts' Gloucester HQ as a result. In a statement to The Register today, the firm said the " …
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Romanian cops cuff 24 cybercrime suspects

Romanian police have arrested 24 people, all thought to belong to a single cybercrime gang. The group is suspected of involvement in various identity theft, credit card and auction fraud scams said to have raked in an estimated €400,000 ($634,000) from foreign victims, according to Romanian news reports. Targets of the scams …
John Leyden, 17 Jul 2008

US and Romania dredge up 38 phishing suspects

Police in the US and Romania have charged 38 members of a suspected phishing gang. The group reportedly organised the theft of online banking credentials using both email and text message lures. One phase of the attack involved the distribution of 1.3m fraudulent text messages that posed as communiques from a prospective mark' …
John Leyden, 20 May 2008

Romanian and Turkish scientists turn circuit boards into oil

Whether through a force of expanding environmental activism or just compliance with government edicts, the IT sector is in a pinch over how to safely recycle defunct computers and equipment. Unfortunately, IT kit is packed with enough environmental hazards to put the Toxic Avenger's codpiece to shame. And with each generation …
Austin Modine, 13 May 2008
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Notorious eBay hacker arrested in Romania

Vladuz, the notorious hacker who repeatedly accessed off-limits parts of eBay's network and then publicly bragged about it, has been arrested, the online auctioneer says. The hacker was arrested by Romanian law enforcement officials with the help of the US Secret Service, the FBI and eBay's global fraud investigation team, …
Dan Goodin, 18 Apr 2008
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Need an EU grant? Call a Romanian witch

Any reader trying to secure an EU grant but finding the happy band of nations less than forthcoming with the cash is advised to get over to Romania, where supernatural help is at hand. Indeed, enterprising local witches have turned from their traditional pursuits of brewing love potions and the like, to helping businessmen …
Lester Haines, 27 Feb 2007
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Court smack down for Russian piracy epic

A tiny Russian software piracy case that ended up pitting Mikhail Gorbachev and Vladimir Putin against Bill Gates has been thrown out of court. The judge in Perm, one of Russia's larger cities, dismissed the case against schoolteacher Alexander Ponosov as "trivial". Ponosov, who told AP he was going to celebrate the …
Gavin Clarke, 15 Feb 2007

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