Jan 23, 2015

Email scam netted $214 million in just 14 months: FBI

An email scam that targets businesses with bogus invoices has netted more than $214 million from victims in 45 countries in just over a year, an FBI task force said Thursday. The Internet Crime Complaint Center, a joint effort of the FBI and the ...

Dec 29, 2014

Lu begins hunger strike in support of Chen's parole

Former Taiwanese Vice President Annette Lu started a hunger strike Sunday as part of a growing campaign for the release from prison of ailing ex-leader Chen Shui-bian. Chen, now 63, who led the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to power in 2000 after 50 ...

Dec 28, 2014

Four officials reprimanded in China over developer's AIDS scare tactics

Police in central China detained five people and four officials were reprimanded after a construction firm reportedly employed HIV/AIDS sufferers to scare residents into vacating their houses, the state news agency reported on Saturday. Forced demolitions are a frequent cause of unrest and anger ...

Dec 5, 2014

Kenya arrests 77 Chinese in alleged hacking case

Police in Kenya are consulting technical experts to determine if 77 Chinese nationals arrested with advanced communications equipment in several houses in an upscale Nairobi neighborhood were committing espionage, an official said Thursday. The Chinese were arrested since the weekend with equipment that Kenya’s ...

Dec 1, 2014

Remittance fraud cases set new record in first 10 months of 2014

The amount of money stolen in “furikome” (remittance fraud) cases came to about ¥29.395 billion from January to October, breaking the annual record, the National Police Agency said Monday. In the 10-month period, so-called “It’s me” fraud and billing fraud cases accounted for 92 ...