Phishing & BotNets
Feds arrest alleged Internet ID thief [CNET] Jan 27 2006 03:11AM
Nick Bilogorskiy (nick avresearch net)
Feds arrest alleged Internet ID thief

By Alorie Gilbert
http://news.com.com/Feds+arrest+alleged+Internet+ID+thief/2100-7349_3-60
31924.html

A California man who allegedly duped America Online customers into
disclosing their credit card information
over the Web was arrested on wire fraud and other charges Thursday.
According to the charges, Jeffrey Brett Goodin of Azusa, Calif., used the
fraudulently obtained information to
make unauthorized charges using the credit and debit cards of his victims.
He allegedly tricked his victims, all America Online subscribers, by sending
e-mails urging them to "update"
their AOL billing information or lose their service--a method known as
phishing.

Nick

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