Extortion Artists Prey on AdSense Users

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By John P. Mello Jr.Feb 19, 2020 5:00 AM PT A new extortion scheme targets users of Google’s AdSense program. The scam threatens to flood a website with bogus traffic until Google suspends the site’s AdSense account, unless the owner pays US$5,000 in bitcoin to avoid or stop the attack, security blogger Brian Krebs reported…

Encoding Stolen Credit Card Data on Barcodes

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Crooks are constantly dreaming up new ways to use and conceal stolen credit card data. According to the U.S. Secret Service, the latest scheme involves stolen card information embedded in barcodes affixed to phony money network rewards cards. The scammers then pay for merchandise by instructing a cashier to scan the barcode and enter the…

ApowerEdit (100% discount)

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ApowerEdit (Apowersoft Video Editor) is an easy yet powerful video editor. Videos created with this tool can be used for teaching, presentation, sharing and just plain fun. It takes a pinch of fantasy to trim, cut, split, merge, rotate, mix video clips, apply stylish video effects, accelerate/slow down your video speed, and many more. Four…

ACLU Blasts Clearview’s Facial Recognition Accuracy Claims

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The American Civil Liberties Union earlier this week criticized facial recognition tool developer Clearview for making misleading claims about the accuracy of its product. Clearview apparently has been telling law enforcement agencies that its technology underwent accuracy testing modeled on the ACLU’s 2018 test of Amazon’s Rekognition facial recognition tool. For that test, the ACLU…

A Light at the End of Liberty Reserve’s Demise?

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In May 2013, the U.S. Justice Department seized Liberty Reserve, alleging the virtual currency service acted as a $6 billion financial hub for the cybercrime world. Prompted by assurances that the government would one day afford Liberty Reserve users a chance to reclaim any funds seized as part of the takedown, KrebsOnSecurity filed a claim…