Largest ID Theft Scheme, Man Charged.

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Federal prosecutors charged a Miami man with the largest case of credit and debit card data theft ever in the United States, accusing the one-time government informant of stealing 130 million accounts on top of the 40 million he stole previously.  Albert Gonzalez, 28, broke his own record for identity theft by hacking into retail networks.  Gonzalez is a former informant for the U.S. Secret Service who helped the agency hunt hackers. The agency later found out that he had also been working with criminals and feeding them information on ongoing investigations. The new gangsta, cyber style.

Man charged in largest-ever ID theft scheme – Security- msnbc.com.

Microsoft & Yahoo Join Forces To Compete With Google.

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Reports out in the world say that Microsoft and Yahoo have joined into an Internet search partnership, finally setting the stage for the rivals to make an all-out assault against the dominance of Google Inc. The 10 year deal gives Microsoft access to the Internet’s second largest search engine audience. In addition the deal will also allow Microsoft to introduce it’s recently upgraded search engine, called Bing. Taking over the search responsibilities Yahoo’s highly trafficked site gives Microsoft a better chance to convert Web surfers. In return for handing over the keys to its search engine, Yahoo will get to keep 88% of the revenue from all search ad sales for the first five years of the deal. Wow! Almost a monopoly.

Microsoft, Yahoo announce search deal – U.S. business- msnbc.com.

U.S. Secret Nuclear Info, Posted On The Net

Just days after President Barack Obama’s speech on Cybersecurity, and the fact that I posted a story this past week on the proposed “Cybersecurity Act Of 2009”.  It seems the Government “accidentally” released a 266 page report over the Internet specifically detailing locations of nuclear installations, where our Uranium is stockpiled etc..  Again, I am a natural skeptic, I don’t believe in coincidence and timing is so critical. Whenever the government “proposes”  one of these “Acts” they usually cause an incident to validate it.

NYT: Secret nuclear list accidentally released – The New York Times- msnbc.com.

Facebook Hacker Seeking Passwords.

Cyber hustlers getting on Facebook hacking it and posing as the victim. I myself am a Facebook member,and I don’t approach it like MySpace; Facebook is a little more personal, with re-connections to old classmates and estranged family members etc. People also get a lot of glimpses of who you are and what you’re doing, and you never know who’s watching hating or showing love. And any time you put personal info out there, there’s a big chance someone out there just might come across it. The “Internet Age”, gotta love it!!

Facebook phishing attack sought passwords – Security- msnbc.com.