Terrorists grow fat on email scams

Tuesday, 28 September 2004, 3:51 PM EST

Organisations such as al-Qaeda, ETA en PKK are copying Nigerian scams to fund terrorism, two Dutch experts told Dutch daily De Telegraaf.

Harald Koppe, head of the Dutch Unusual Transactions Reporting Office, and Harry Jongbloed of the Dutch criminal investigation department, say there is "strong evidence" from international crime fighting organisations such as the FBI that at least some of the terrorist funding is coming from advanced fee fraud (such as Nigerian-style scam emails) and the sale of pirated software, including CDs and DVDs. Using the internet to raise funds is fairly risk free, experts say.

By Jan Libbenga at The Register.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

How to talk infosec with kids

Posted on 17 September 2014.  |  It's never too early to talk infosec with kids: you simply need the right story. In fact, as cyber professionals itís our duty to teach ALL the kids in our life about technology. If we are to make an impact, we must remember that children needed to be taught about technology on their terms.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Thu, Sep 18th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //