Archive for February, 2010

MA 201 CMR 17 Revisited..

February 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Though the deadline for MA 201 compliance has been extended until the end of the quarter, it’s a good time NOW to review what this regulation means to you and your business.

I must start with the usual “ask Gary” disclaimer – I’m not a lawyer, but the regulation is pretty easy to read (compared to many others) and I reccomend anyone subject to it prints it out and pays attention.

So, how do you know if you’re subject to MA 201 CMR 17 or not? Lets start from the top of the regulation itself: Read more…


Bank sues customer for $200,000 of unrecovered cybercrime losses..

February 2, 2010 Leave a comment

An interesting standoff going down in Plano, Texas, between Hillary Machine Inc, a manufacturer and supplier of fabricating equipment, and their Bank, PlainsCapital.

It seems back in November 2009, Cybercriminals obtained the details to Hillarys account in the PlainsCapital online banking system, and made a series of transfers totalling $801,495.  Roughly $600,000 was recovered, and the remainder is now subject to dispute. Read more…

Offer of $5.5m from a VERY SHOUTY NIGERIAN

February 2, 2010 Leave a comment

I think this got through my spam filter because Brian was SHOUTING so loud. It fascinates me how you can be so computer illiterate as to not understand how to use capitals (or not), yet feel you have some chance of success in pursuing this kind of scam..

I had a mind to tell him I’d meet him at a NYC Police Station (for security reasons), but some other guy is offering me $10.8m, so I’m going to put my efforts there 😉 Read more…

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Scam Of The Week – $10.8m from Barclays..

February 2, 2010 2 comments

Yes, I know these mails go out to all and sundry, but I can’t help being amused that me, of all people still get them. You’d think that whoever sends them would be a little more targeted.

Still, when one makes it through my spam filter, I can’t help but be intrigued.. So, here’s a good one courtesy of Barclays Bank, who still use Yahoo as an email address provider it seems… Read more…

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