Crime

Italian and Romanian judicial authorities, with Eurojust’s support, dismantle major criminal network in financial fraud, cybercrime and money laundering

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:11am

Italian and Romanian judicial authorities, with Eurojusts support, dismantle major criminal network in financial fraud, cybercrime and money laundering

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  • Italian and Romanian judicial authorities, with Eurojusts support, dismantle major criminal network in financial fraud, cybercrime and money laundering
    Judicial authorities and police in Italy and Romania, with Eurojust and Europol support dismantled a criminal network responsible for big-scale financial fraud, cybercrime and money laundering.
  • 12 suspects were arrested today (8 in Italy and 4 in Romania), including the two leaders of the organised criminal group (OCG).
  • This way the criminals were laundering the criminal proceeds resulted from this the cybercrime activities, estimated to have caused 20 million losses for citizens throughout Europe.
  • Several Romanian police units were involved, respectively Dambovita County Police, Services for Combating Organized Crime Valcea and Bistrita-Nasaud, Service for Criminal Investigations Valcea.

A.T.T.A.C.A. raises awareness of ongoing child abuse nationwide

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00pm

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Rodney Timms, founder of Oklahoma-based child abuse awareness group All Truckers Together Against Child Abuse (A.T.T.A.C.A.

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  • OKLAHOMA CITY, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Rodney Timms, founder of Oklahoma-based child abuse awareness group All Truckers Together Against Child Abuse (A.T.T.A.C.A.
  • ), is urging the public to realize the importance of child abuse in addition to other current social injustices.
  • Timms, who himself was a victim of child abuse, has made it his mission to protect children and educate the public about the risk of abuse that children are subjected to.
  • It feels like nobody's talking about the 1,825 kids that die every year from abuse.

COVID-19 Relief: Mercury Insurance Extends Identity Fraud Resolution Services Coverage to Include Relatives Outside of the Insured Residence

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 5:00pm

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, Mercury Insurance (NYSE: MCY) announced that, until August 31, 2020, it has temporarily extended Resolution Services coverage for its "Identity Fraud Expense and Resolution Services" customers to include their relatives who don't live in the insured residence.

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  • LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, Mercury Insurance (NYSE: MCY) announced that, until August 31, 2020, it has temporarily extended Resolution Services coverage for its "Identity Fraud Expense and Resolution Services" customers to include their relatives who don't live in the insured residence.
  • This coverage, which is available to Mercury homeowners and renters policyholders, helps customers recover from account takeover or identity theft.
  • Email Identity Support: Protects against email hacking, as well as helps the insured manage their identity and privacy in online communications.
  • Resolution Services: Offers unlimited assistance from a fraud resolution specialist to fix issues, handle notifications, and provide credit and fraud monitoring to help the insured recover from account takeover or identity theft.

React LLC Raises the Bar on Fighting Ad Fraud, Aligns with Fraud.net to Implement Bank-grade Fraud Detection

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 4:10pm

Ad fraud doesn't start at the CDN or ad network level," emphasizes React's CEO.

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  • Ad fraud doesn't start at the CDN or ad network level," emphasizes React's CEO.
  • "It starts when a bot or bad actor initiates an ad play that's ground zero for ad fraud.
  • Its award-winning fraud detection platform helps digital businesses to quickly identify transactional anomalies and pinpoint fraud using artificial intelligence, big data and live-streaming visualizations.
  • Fraud.net's platform was designed to combat hard-to-detect fraud at digital enterprises in the e-commerce, travel and financial services sectors.

The National Police Association Launches Petition Asking Palo Alto, CA to Remove Its Mural of Convicted Cop Killer

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 1:37pm

INDIANAPOLIS, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --On Hamilton Avenue in front of Palo Alto, CA City Hall there is a nearly 245-foot-long and 17-foot-tall mural covering the street.

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  • INDIANAPOLIS, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --On Hamilton Avenue in front of Palo Alto, CA City Hall there is a nearly 245-foot-long and 17-foot-tall mural covering the street.
  • It is 16 individual murals side by side which spell out Black Lives Matter.
  • The second letter to the end is a mural of Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur.
  • The picture to the left is the 17 tall mural of her.

Telecom Argentina S.A. Announces the Commencement of the Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation Relating to its 6.500% Notes due 2021.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:28am

The Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation will expire at 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) on August 3, 2020 (such date and time with respect to the Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation, as the same may be extended with respect to such Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation, the "Expiration Date").

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  • The Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation will expire at 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) on August 3, 2020 (such date and time with respect to the Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation, as the same may be extended with respect to such Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation, the "Expiration Date").
  • If you tender your Old Notes in the Exchange Offer, you must also deliver the Proxy Documents pursuant to the Consent Solicitation and holders who wish to deliver the Proxy Documents pursuant to the Consent Solicitation must tender their Old Notes in the Exchange Offer.
  • See "Description of the Exchange Offer and Consent SolicitationConditions to the Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation" in the Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation Memorandum.
  • Global Bondholder Services Corporation will act as the Information and Exchange Agent for the Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation.

Video Exposing Pornhub Goes Viral With Over 25 Million Views Worldwide

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 6:34pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In the last few days the #Traffickinghub movement's viral short animated video exposing Pornhub for allegedly profiting from the rape and sex trafficking of women and children reached over 25 million views across all social media.

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  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In the last few days the #Traffickinghub movement's viral short animated video exposing Pornhub for allegedly profiting from the rape and sex trafficking of women and children reached over 25 million views across all social media.
  • Or, the case of a toddler being sexually exploited on the site found in an investigation by the Sunday Times.
  • The movement hasalso drawn support from professionals in the adult entertainment industry, who released a manifesto and their own petition rejecting Pornhub and its illegal, exploitative practices.
  • There are now millions around the globe boycotting the site and calling for Pornhub to be shut down," said campaign founder Laila Mickelwait.

GLORY Picks Advanced Fraud Solutions to Further Enhance Security of their TellerInfinity Assisted Service Solution

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

HIGHT POINT, N.C., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Advanced Fraud Solutions (AFS), a leader in deposit fraud detection software, today announced a new partnership that will integrate AFS' TrueChecks the industry's leading check fraud database and comprehensive check fraud prevention solution with Glory's TellerInfinityTM Teller Assisted Service Solution.

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  • HIGHT POINT, N.C., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Advanced Fraud Solutions (AFS), a leader in deposit fraud detection software, today announced a new partnership that will integrate AFS' TrueChecks the industry's leading check fraud database and comprehensive check fraud prevention solution with Glory's TellerInfinityTM Teller Assisted Service Solution.
  • The integration will protect financial institutions from the latest check deposit fraud tactics and help them mitigate fraud-related losses.
  • Learn more about Glory's Assisted Service Solution, TellerInfinity here .
  • At Advanced Fraud Solutions, we know the best way to fight fraud is to prevent it.

Iran Ordered to Pay $879 Million to Khobar Towers Bombing Survivors: MM~LAW LLC

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:00pm

The passage of over two decades since the Khobar Towers attack has not thwarted our efforts.

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  • The passage of over two decades since the Khobar Towers attack has not thwarted our efforts.
  • We will continue to seek to hold the Government of Iran accountable for this terrorist attack as long as is necessary."
  • More than 20 years on, we want the world to remember the evil that Iran did at the Khobar Towers.
  • The case is "Glenn Tyler Christie, et al., v. The Islamic Republic of Iran," et al., Case No.

Agari Identifies First-ever Reported Russian BEC Cybercriminal Ring Targeting Executives in 46 Countries Across Six Continents

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:00pm

Meanwhile Russian and Eastern European gangs have historically innovated and perfected technology-based malware heists.

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  • Meanwhile Russian and Eastern European gangs have historically innovated and perfected technology-based malware heists.
  • Over the years, however, traditional email-based identity deception schemeds have produced greater financial returns relative to highly technical malware attacks.
  • Since July, 2019 the Agari Cyber Intelligence Division has observed more than 200 BEC campaigns associated with Cosmic Lynx targeting professionals in 46 countries across six continents.
  • The Agari Cyber Intelligence Division (ACID) is the only counterintelligence research group dedicated to worldwide business email compromise (BEC) investigation.