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Offline Jacmar

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eBay and PayPal spoofs
« on: November 10, 2007, 03:11:29 PM »
Beware- a good bunch of us have seen the "spoofs" that some of these sick people try to pull not only on eBay and Paypal but in other ways with direct or Phishing emails

Here is what was written in this mornings paper about spoofs. The guy pleaded guilty, but what do you think he will get from the law?

Taken from the Ottawa Citizen Newspaper 10 Nov 07

MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN PAYPAL "BOT" ATTACK

A California man agreed to plead guilty to infecting as many as 250,000 personal computers with software used to steal users names ansd passwords for eBay Inc.'s PayPal online service. John Schiefer,26, of Los Angeles will admit to four felony counts, including accessing protected computers to conduct fraud, according to a statement yesterday by the attorney's office in Los Angeles. He faces as much as 60 years in prison and a fine of $1.75 million, according to the statement. Mr Schiefer is the first person to be charged under wiretapping law for operating a "Botnet", an army of computers compromised without the owners knowledge.
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It's about time that they caught somebody working these spoofs. With the technology we have today they really should be able to catch a lot more.

This was just a small blurb in our paper here and may not be followed up with the results of the court. If any of you see something further it would be interesting if you could post the results.

Jack
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