The FBI has long published a list of its Ten Most Wanted fugitives. The Most Wanted have allegedly committed heinous crimes including murder, kidnapping, rape, armed robbery, arson, racketeering, money laundering, and escape from prison.
The American public is largely unaware that the FBI also publishes a list of its Cyber’s Most Wanted. These cyber offenders purportedly committed electronic crimes including computer hacking, bank fraud, identity theft, and others, which have caused massive data breaches and damages to U.S. businesses, government agencies, and citizens.
The FBI and The United States Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program is offering large rewards for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of its most wanted cyber criminals.
Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, also known by his cyber handles lucky12345, slavik and Pollingsoon, tops the list of Cyber’s Most Wanted. Bogachev is alleged to have infected more than one million computers with “Zeus” and “Game Over
Cyber conmen are targeting pensioners in the wake of the TalkTalk security hack and attacks on other major companies, it has been reported.
The criminals are reported to be trawling through the private details of thousands of victims , especially those aged over-65 as they believe the elderly are more vulnerable to fraudulent cold calls or emails.
It is believed that newly cash-rich pensioners are an attractive target as new legislation means they are able to withdraw all their retirement savings or pension pot in one go.
Hackers sell stolen data on the Dark Web using software that allows their identities to be hidden from the police.
Once conmen have bought these details they pretend to offer compensation for the data breach before asking for victims’