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Russian nationwide admits to most significant bank hack in United States history

Russian nationwide admits to most significant bank hack in United States...

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A Russian national has admitted to carrying out the largest-known computer hack on a US bank. His 2014 breach of JPMorgan Chase generated hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit revenue and stole the data of more than 80 million JPMorgan clients. Andrei Tyurin, 35, whose last name is also spelled Tiurin, also pleaded guilty…
Judge savages self-proclaimed bitcoin developer Craig Wright

Judge savages self-proclaimed bitcoin developer Craig Wright

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Enlarge / Craig Wright, right, arrives at federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, on June 28, 2019. Saul Martinez/Bloomberg via Getty Images Australian Internet personality Craig Wright claims he is bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto. A lot of people don't believe him. But one person who does believe him is Ira Kleiman, the brother of deceased…
Shkreli remain in prison; Notorious ex-pharma CEO rapidly loses appeal

Shkreli remain in prison; Notorious ex-pharma CEO rapidly loses appeal

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Enlarge / Martin Shkreli, former chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG, center, listens while his attorney Benjamin Brafman, right, speak to members of the media outside federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, US, on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. In a swift 3-0 vote Thursday, a panel of judges in a New…
Amazon requires selfies from shipment motorists to fight scams (AMZN)

Amazon requires selfies from shipment motorists to fight scams (AMZN)

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Amazon is requiring delivery drivers to snap selfies on the road to verify their identities, the company confirmed to Business Insider. The new requirements apply to Amazon Flex drivers, who work as independent contractors and deliver packages using their own vehicles. The Amazon Flex app recently started prompting some drivers to share selfies with a…
Justice Department Implicates Maker Of Suboxone With Scams, Conspiracy

Justice Department Implicates Maker Of Suboxone With Scams, Conspiracy

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Federal prosecutors charge British drug maker Indivior with felony fraud and conspiracy for its marketing of opioid addiction products including Suboxone. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Suboxone has been marketed as a treatment drug that helps people who are addicted to opioids. It actually contains opioids. It's designed to treat withdrawal symptoms. But federal prosecutors say the…
FTC strikes predatory clinical publisher with a $50 million fine

FTC strikes predatory clinical publisher with a $50 million fine

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It used to be that publishing a scientific journal was a significant undertaking, requiring infrastructures for peer review, printing, and distribution, and the costs were often defrayed by charging authors for the honor of publishing. Now, it's possible to simply convert submissions to PDFs and throw them online. With those barriers gone, science quickly became…
‘You are f *** ing toast’: HP released tech financier Mike Lynch’s foul-mouthed e-mails as part of a $5 billion scams trial

‘You are f *** ing toast’: HP released tech financier Mike...

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Hewlett-Packard's $5 billion legal battle against two of its own former executives kicked off on Monday in London's High Court. It's the UK's biggest fraud trial, centring on HP's $11 billion acquisition of British software firm Autonomy. The Silicon Valley giant has accused Autonomy's former CEO and cofounder Mike Lynch and its ex-CFO, Sushovan Hussain,…
The attention economy is reproducing dependency, scams, and hate– and this is what we require to do to wait

The attention economy is reproducing dependency, scams, and hate– and this...

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You are worth trillions. Got your attention yet? Every time you pick up your phone, turn on a screen, or open an app, you are for sale. It's perhaps the most influential economic force on the planet, yet few have been able to define its importance. We call it the "attention economy." It's the money…
A brand-new rash of extremely concealed card-skimming malware contaminates ecommerce websites

A brand-new rash of extremely concealed card-skimming malware contaminates ecommerce websites

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The rash of e-commerce sites infected with card-skimming malware is showing no signs of abating. Researchers on Thursday revealed that seven sites—each with more than 500,000 collective visitors per month—have been compromised with a previously unseen strain of sniffing malware designed to surreptitiously swoop in and steal payment card data as soon as visitors make…
Here’s what the Sacklers didn’t desire you to see in the OxyContin suit

Here’s what the Sacklers didn’t desire you to see in the...

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Earlier this month, Ars reported on a lawsuit filed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, members of its board, and the mega-rich, secretive family behind it all, the Sacklers. The court filings were the first to allege that the Sacklers—previously known mostly for their philanthropy—were in fact directly behind the aggressive…

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