Week 6 Homework - targets, he would access accounts at...

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Bill Frino CMIS 335P Week #6 Homework October 6, 2010 The article I came across is about a hacker from New York City. 32-year old Abraham Abdallah, a high school dropout who was working part-time as a busboy in a New York City restaurant, has been charged by federal investigators in one of the biggest identity fraud schemes ever uncovered. The Big Apple Hacker used a Brooklyn branch of the New York public library as one of his ports of entry into the financial records and fortunes of the Forbes 400. Abdallah gained access to sensitive credit information about his individuals by duping various credit reporting services, such as Equifax, into giving him the information. After gaining account numbers and other identification information for his
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Unformatted text preview: targets, he would access accounts at brokerage houses such as Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch. Authorities were first alerted to the scheme when Merrill Lynch received a suspicious e-mail request to transfer $10 million from an account of Thomas Siebel, founder of Siebel systems. Thomas Siebel claimed he had never made the request and Merrill Lynch promptly contacted police. Police arrested Abdallah last month after detectives posing as couriers delivered over $25,000 in special-ordered credit card manufacturing equipment to his home. Among the individuals whose identity Abdallah successfully cloned are Ted Turner, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Martha Stewart just to name a few. Hands-On Project 5-4 Page #193...
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