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Reflections on information management within the legal and regulatory arena

#GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on May 29, 2020

28YO man arrested this week at JFK airport, with hundreds of thousands of stolen payment card numbers. This individual, believed to be part of a criminal gang using #SQLInjection campaigns, has been charged with #conspiracy related to #hacking computers, #trafficking in stolen card information, and #moneylaundering (via #cryptocurrency)…if convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison.

#fraud #cybercrime #dataprivacy #financialcrimes #fraudinvestigations #cyberattack #cybersecurity #pii #databreach

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Webinar: Define & Respond to Fraud Risk during COVID-19

Posted by Johnny Lee on April 20, 2020

Bad actors the world over capitalize on crises to commit #fraud#covid19 and its attendant economic stimulus bill (the largest in American history) present tempting opportunities for these bad actors. Organizations in the private and public sector alike must be equipped with the proper tools and techniques to mitigate against these new and growing fraud risks.

This Thursday, please join me and my Partner Linda Miller, as well as my Grant Thornton LLP colleagues James D. Ruotolo, Sara Carver, and Sophia Carlton, as we explore the risks posed by recent events and focus on how organizations can minimize #FraudRisk and help their organizations to keep going strong.

Details and registration information can be found here.

#fraudawareness #forensics #cybersecurityawareness #dataanalytics #investigation #digitalforensics #identitytheft

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on April 2, 2020

If you’re besieged by news of the worst of humanity victimizing others during a #pandemic, this might just provide an antidote. This week, a group of about 400 international volunteers formed a cohort to combat coronavirus-related #fraud and #hacking schemes. #InItTogether

#cyberattacks #phishing #cybersecurityawareness #privacy #infosec #legalizeprivacy #cyberattack #identitytheft #investigation #forensics #cybersecurity #cybercrime #fraudawareness #digitalforensics #malware

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Today's #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on March 22, 2020

INTERPOL operation nets 121 arrests in 90 countries and the seizure of potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals (worth more than $14 million) and fake medical products related to #covid19.

#investigation #lawenforcement #pandemic #cybercrime #fraud #forensics

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on March 14, 2020

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week arrested a Russian national believed to be the animating force behind the Deer[.]io criminal marketplace. The site is believed to have operated over 24,000 “shops” that sell hacked accounts and stolen user credentials. This is a blow to the criminal underworld, and it should be lauded accordingly. Kudos on the diligent investigative work the led to this arrest!

#hacking #digitalforensics #cybersecurity #fbi #fraud #cybercrime #fraudawareness #privacy #legalizeprivacy

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on March 5, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) charge two Chinese nationals with the laundering of over $100 Million in #cryptocurrency stolen from exchanges by North Korean actors seeking to evade international sanctions.

This is a remarkable case, involving tremendous cooperation among international law enforcement, sophisticated digital forensics, and a resolute pursuit of actors determined to compromise global financial systems and harm the United States.  Kudos to all involved!

#cryptocurrency #fbi #investigation #fraud #digitalforensics #crypto #blockchain #cybercrime

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on February 27, 2020

Today’s update is admittedly a geeky one. The good folks at the Mozilla project have embedded a non-trivial improvement into the #Firefox browser. Users of this browser will now have their “name resolutions” (i.e., the on-the-fly correlation of human-friendly website addresses to computer-friendly numeric machine addresses) performed via encrypted channels.

Yes, I recognize how dorky I sound, but this is a big deal. Why? Because this will establish a trend that will be incorporated into all web #browsers over time, thereby removing a decades-old attack vector for bad actors and improving the security of end users across the globe. Kudos Mozilla!

#privacy #mozilla #fraud #fraudawareness #encryption #innovation #legalizeprivacy

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on December 2, 2019

Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update: I’m thankful for the continued efforts of the good folks at the U.S. Secret Service and the United States Attorneys’​ Offices who team up to prosecute a particularly odious form of online predation (known, euphemistically, as “romance scams”). Well done to the entire Electronic Crimes Task Force team…

#secretservice #crimes #ECTF #fraud #forensics #investigations #cybercrime #RomanceScams #fraudawareness

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DoJ Announces forfeiture of North Korean cargo ship…

Posted by Johnny Lee on November 7, 2019

Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update: The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced a judgment of forfeiture regarding the (ironically named) North Korean cargo ship (the “Wise Honest”), which was engaged in a years-long scheme to evade sanctions under both U.S. law and United Nations Security Council resolutions…

#investigations #dataanalytics #fraud #forensics #ruleoflaw

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#GoodGuysPrevail: FireEye Outreach Program to Assist Vulnerable Organizations…

Posted by Johnny Lee on October 14, 2019

Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update: #CyberSecurity company FireEye, Inc. will now provide specialized cybersecurity services (i.e., training, intelligence, and technology) to #thinktanks, #NGOs, #news organizations, and certain #nonprofit groups on a free or low-cost basis. The rationale: Helping organizations that face a disproportionate share of #cyberattacks due to their work in the public interest. Kudos all around on this!

#LegalizePrivacy #infosec #privacy #cyber #security #cyberdefense #datasecurity #informationsecurity #communityoutreach

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