Archive for May, 2010

Facebook Accounts Sold on Black Market

The New York Times reports that bogus and stolen accounts on Facebook are being sold in high volume on the black market. During several weeks in February, VeriSign’s iDefense division tracked an effort to sell log-in data for 1.5 million Facebook accounts on several online criminal marketplaces, including one called That hacker, who used […]

Identity fraud nightmare: One man’s story

In fewer than six months, some $900,000 in merchandise, gambling and telephone-services charges were siphoned out of his debit card. His attempts to salvage his finances have cost him nearly $100,000 and have bled dry his savings and retirement accounts. His credit score, once a strong 780, has been decimated. And his identity — Social […]