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An Orange County woman has been charged in a six-count federal grand jury indictment alleging she laundered money directly sent from fraud victims who were tricked into sending the funds to financial accounts she controlled rather than to the victims’ intended recipients, the Justice Department announced today. Serena Lieu, 55, …continue reading

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Cybercrime is booming. In 2021, the FBI reported that cybercriminals scammed nearly $7 billion from Americans — a figure slightly higher than the gross domestic product (GDP) of Switzerland for that year, according to research organization World Economics. How can you protect yourself from cyberthieves? Here are some suggestions that …continue reading

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Kirill Victorovich Firsov, a Russian citizen, pleaded guilty in federal court to a cybercrime, admitting that he was the administrator of a website that catered to cyber criminals by virtually selling items such as stolen credit card information, other personal information and services to be used for criminal activity. According …continue reading

Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) introduced Senate Bill 239, which would make it easier to prosecute serious cybercriminals and computer hackers. The proposal would align the statute of limitations for felony computer hacking with similar forms of crimes by allowing for prosecution three years after the date of discovery, …continue reading