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The U.S. Copyright Group (USCG) has been all over the news in recent months. The lawyer group sued thousands of BitTorrent users who allegedly file-shared motion pictures belonging to their clients, including the Oscar-winning Hurt Locker. However, it turns out that USCG are not copyright purists either, as they have blatantly copied the website of a competitor without permission.
Software giant Microsoft has announced that it has a team of its finest minds working on a new project that will allow internet users to report stolen data, including credit card numbers and other private information.
Dan Clements, former president of CardCops, told The Age that the new system will allow researchers handle data they find online and deliver it back to companies and individuals. He said that the information about any fraud will get sent to everybody immediately and enable a superfast reaction to a discovery of online fraud.
A Florida man may have busted the world record for consumer data theft after allegedly stealing 130 million credit and debit card numbers. The US Department of Justice announced Monday afternoon that 28-year-old Albert Gonzales and two co-conspirators had been indicted for conspiracy. If true, Gonzales and gang may have beaten the credit card theft high score of 45 million accounts nearly three times over.
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