Saturday, 18 October 2008

Alleged Hackers Charged With Highway Robbery, Literally

Source: Threat Level from Wired.com

Here's an interesting twist on identity theft. US-based Russian cybercriminals were able to modify the contact details of trucking companies on a US Department of Transportation website, and thereby conduct fraud by impersonating the trucking companies. The pair of crooks would accept transportation jobs while posing as a reputable trucking company, then outsource the job to a smaller company. The crooks would be paid by the customer, and the smaller trucking company would ultimately bill the real trucking company (who then deny all knowledge of the job, of course).

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