Thursday, May 29, 2014

The world’s most wanted cyber criminals

Cyber criminals from around the world are wanted by the FBI. These are the men highest on
Cyber criminals from around the world are wanted by the FBI. These are the men highest on their hit list. Source: Supplied
 
ESPIONAGE, terrorism, hacking and fraud. These are the acts being committed by cyber criminals across the world and the FBI has a list of their most wanted. 

The FBI is known for its infamous list containing murderers, rapists and international terrorists but the bureau’s other corkboard profiles the most prolific hackers and schemers.

There are 15 faces on the FBI’s most wanted cyber criminal list with alleged crimes ranging from stealing trade secrets to stealing personal information or duping unwitting internet users to empty their bank accounts.

They hail from all different parts of the world but the one thing they all have in common is a price on their capture.

Andrey Nabilevich Taame
Wanted for reportedly stealing over $15 million through internet trickery. Source: FBI
Wanted for reportedly stealing over $15 million through internet trickery. Source: FBI Source: Supplied
Reward: Up to $50,000

Was allegedly involved in “Operation Ghost Click” a malware that caused compromised computers to connect to the internet through servers that Taame and his co-conspirators controlled rather than a usual service provider. This meant it redirected users to websites they did not intend to visit allowing Taame to hijack this internet traffic for the purpose of online advertising fraud where a website would pay for visitors.

The FBI says Taame compromised more than 4 million computers worldwide and claimed 500 victims to steal a reported US$14 million ($A15.1 million). He was one of six conspirators and is the only one still at large.

Alexsey Belan
Belan holds the highest reward. Source: FBI
 
Belan holds the highest reward. Source: FBI Source: Supplied
 
Reward: Up to $100,000

With the highest bounty of all on the list Alexsey, who worked as a computer engineer, is wanted for reportedly hacking into the computer networks of three major US e-commerce companies to steal user databases, passwords and accounts, which he then sold. He has been evading the FBI since 2012 and has been known to jump from country to country including Latvia and the Maldives.

Peteris Sahurovs

Even a newspaper was conned by Sahurovs. Source: FBI
 
Even a newspaper was conned by Sahurovs. Source: FBI Source: Supplied
 
Reward: Up to $50,000

Wanted for his alleged involvement in a cybercrime scheme that defrauded internet users of more than US$2 million, Sahurovs contacted an online newspaper claiming to work for an advertising agency representing a hotel chain that wanted to place an ad on the publication’s website. After using fraudulent references and bank accounts to deceive the newspaper he provided electronic files that ran on the site. He then replaced the file with malicious code which infected all users who visited the site. The malware effectively locked up users computers and prompted victims to pay US$49.95 to regain control of their computer. He repeated this offence several more times with other online businesses.

Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara

The “Lover Spy” hacker. Source: FBI
 
The “Lover Spy” hacker. Source: FBI Source: Supplied
 
Reward: Up to $50,000

In 2003 Melara ran a website that advertised software called “Lover Spy” which users could purchase to spy on cheating lovers. The program would capture everything victims typed on their keyboards as well as intercepting emails and communication from their computers. It is estimated he sold thousands of copies of the software. While the FBI claims he did not benefit from the personal information gathered the intrusive nature of the crime warrants his arrest.

Noor Aziz Uddin and Farhan Ul Arshad
Partner in a crime organisation across the world. Source: FBI
 
Partner in a crime organisation across the world. Source: FBI Source: Supplied

Reward: Up to $50,000 each

The pair from Pakistan is accused of an international telecommunications hacking scheme that defrauded individuals, companies and government bodies in excess of US$50 million. It involved compromising a business telephone system which was used to generate calls to premium numbers. Victims were then billed for the calls, which were often hefty charges even though they didn’t even initiate the calls. The scheme ran from 2008 to 2012 and involved an organisation that spanned across Pakistan, Phililipines, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Spain, Singapore and more.

Bjorn Daniel Sundin and Shaileshkumar P. Jain
Sundin scared computer users into buying bogus software. Source: FBI
 
Sundin scared computer users into buying bogus software. Source: FBI Source: Supplied

Reward: Up to $20,000 each

From 2006 to 2008 Sundin and Jain allegedly took part in a “scareware” scheme that deceived internet users into believing their computers had been infected with critical errors. By hijacking the browser of users they deployed fake virus scans and system failure messages that would bombard the victim’s computer. They lured users to purchase versions of software products advertised by their company Innovative Market Inc. in order to fix the problems. Those who actually bought the fake software had their money deposited directly into bank accounts owned by those involved. It is reported more than US$100 million was gained from unwitting consumers. If anybody complained about the fraudulent software they even had in place a call service centre that would lie or provide refunds in order to prevent any reports to the authorities.

Sun Kailiang, Huang Zhenyu, Wen Xinyu, Wang Dong, Gu Chunhui
Sun Kailiang was known as the captain of the operation. Source: FBI
 
Sun Kailiang was known as the captain of the operation. Source: FBI Source: Supplied

Reward: not listed

These five men were officers of the People’s Liberation Army of the People’s Republic of China and have been indicted by the FBI for 31 criminal counts including economic espionage and theft of trade secrets. They are accused of penetrating six American companies while they were involved in negotiations, joint ventures or pursuing legal action against Chinese entities. They were then able to steal private information including email exchanges, trade secrets and even design specifications for a nuclear power plant. Each member was allegedly involved in the conspiracy according to their expertise. Some would control user computers while others would intercept or send malicious emails.

Artem Semenov
Use of money mules helped Semenov defraud banks. Source: FBI
 
Use of money mules helped Semenov defraud banks. Source: FBI Source: Supplied

Reward: Up to $50,000

The Russian national is part of an Eastern European crime ring and worked out of New York in an alleged operation that recruited money mules to open bank accounts, cash out unauthorised money transfers and send it overseas. He committed the accused acts through use of a fake passport and identity theft. It is believed Semenov likes frequenting casinos and may have travelled to Las Vegas.

Alexandr Sergeyevich Bobnev
Hacking into company accounts helped Bobnev lift some serious cash. Source: FBI
 
Hacking into company accounts helped Bobnev lift some serious cash. Source: FBI Source: Supplied

Reward: Up to $50,000

Indicted in 2008 on counts of wire fraud and money laundering Bobnev also has been accused for his participation in a money laundering scheme that hacked into the accounts of investment services. He allegedly compromised the accounts and transferred funds out of the accounts where money mules would send the money back to him. In 2007 Bobnev reportedly attempted to wire over US$350,000 from accounts he infiltrated.

news.com.au 28 May 2014

There are many more 'criminal' politicians in Australia that have committed fraud against the general populous that the sum of these individuals, BUT as always there is very little one can do about these crimes.

This so called FBI list is truly insignificant to the grand scheme of things.

ANY single banker commits a greater financial fraud in one year than the combined efforts of those individuals.

 NAME      USD

Andrey    14 million
Alexsey   not listed
Petris      2 million
Carlos     not listed
Noor      50 million
Bjorn      100 million
Sun         not listed
Artem     not listed
Alexandr 350,000

Total alleged listed (known) fraud $166,350,000.

Australian businessman Richard Pratt (Visyboard) was responsible for a $700 million fraud, and yet only 'fined' $36 million by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) or approx 5% of the total fraud, also was honoured with a state funeral upon his death.

Theft, fraud and corruption can only be committed by the ones who are supported by the 'brotherhood'.

Joe Hockey video from 1987 shows Treasurer protesting against university fees

The student Joe Hockey addresses the media in 1987, while protesting against a new university fee.
The student Joe Hockey addresses the media in 1987, while protesting against a new university fee.


Joe Hockey: We will protest for free education

Treasurer Joe Hockey backed protests against university fees as a student leader back in the 1980s. Nine News.
It is 1987 and the Labor government, led by prime minister Bob Hawke, is introducing university fees which threaten the free universal education introduced by his Labor predecessor Gough Whitlam.

It is no surprise that students are outraged. It is a surprise to learn who rushes first to the barricades: Joe Hockey, then a 22-year-old Arts/Law student at the University of Sydney, who was protesting against the introduction of a $250 administration fee.

Fast forward 27 years and now that student is the Treasurer, who used his first budget to introduce higher education reforms that will deregulate fees and make students pay their student loans back sooner and with higher interest.

His student protest from 1987 is featured in an old Channel Nine news report, obtained by Fairfax Media, which shows him staunchly defending free education for all.

"We will continue to go out onto the streets and to protest, and actively encourage the public to support us in our campaign for free education," says the young Hockey, who was the president of the Sydney University Student Representative Council.

Many education experts believe the Treasurer's higher education budget changes will cause the cost of degrees to increase to more than $120,000 and may discourage poorer people from attending university.

The measure Mr Hockey was protesting against was the introduction of a $250 "administration" fee, which he feared would threaten the universal free higher education that he and his contemporaries enjoyed.

In a 1987 article in the University of Sydney newspaper Honi Soit, Mr Hockey also criticised the same university deregulation measure his own government is now proposing.

"The Liberal Party, which released its education policy two weeks ago, promised to cut back funds to universities and, at the same time, leave the universities to charge whatever fee they wished," he wrote.

"Such a policy is suicidal for student welfare. We will have no effective voice in our own fortune."

When asked about his student protesting days on television last week, Mr Hockey said that in your 20s you complain and in your 40s, you explain.

"We obviously were concerned about the fact we were paying fees upfront which no student has to do now," he told Channel Ten.

Mr Hockey said, in response to the unearthed footage: "My involvement in student rallies is well-documented and well-known and there was no HECS scheme at the time. We had to pay upfront without any loan scheme."

On Thursday, Mr Hockey said: ''When I was 21 I thought things would be free and now in my 40s I know they are not.''

The Treasurer brushed aside criticism that he was a hypocrite, telling the Seven Network ''fair dinkum we are a bit more mature in our debate. What we are doing now is very different to 27 years ago''.

smh.com.au 28 May 2014

Another corporate criminal that has not yet been exposed, as his work is on track for the corporate giants.

Hockey is unlawfully in power, and needs to be removed from office.

Victim’s mum outraged as youngest teen convicted of homicide to be released after a year

Victim Matthew Johnson with his mother Maria.
Victim Matthew Johnson with his mother Maria. Source: Supplied
 
ONE of the youngest teens convicted in Australia for a homicide offence is expected to be released today after 12 months in custody. 

The 14-year-old boy was originally charged with murder but faced the Supreme Court on a downgraded charge of defensive homicide after it was successfully argued he ­attacked his 37-year-old victim in defence of his father.

Matthew Troy Johnson, himself a father of three, was bludgeoned to death with a weapon that police were never able to conclusively identify — but has been ­described as either a machete or a metal pole.

The boy, who as a juvenile offender is identified only as MJ, was sentenced to three years in a youth justice centre, the maximum allowable.

But the Youth Parole Board has told his victim’s family to expect his release today.

Mr Johnson’s distraught mother, Maria, told the Herald Sun she was angry someone, despite his young age, could be ­incarcerated for just one year for killing someone.

“The justice system has a lot to answer for when 12 months for another person’s life is all that can happen to you. We have lost all faith that justice even exists anymore,” Mrs Johnson said.

“The loss of our son, brother, uncle and father to my three granddaughters has been one of the most stressful times in our lives.”

The crime occurred in ­Boronia in 2011 when an ­argument between Mr ­Johnson and the boy’s father resulted in a street fight.

MJ’s father called out for ­assistance and the teenager struck Mr Johnson, who was on the ground at the time, ­several times to the head with a weapon.

When he was sentenced in April last year, Justice Betty King said the maximum three-year sentence could in no way reflect the value of Mr Johnson’s life.

“To the family, nothing that this court says or does will ease your pain, that is understood. What I equally need you to understand is that the sentence I impose on MJ has nothing to do with the value or the importance of the life of Matthew Johnson,” Justice King said.

MJ, now 17, ­“unfortunately” had lived with the father, failed to attend about half of his school classes and was exposed to cannabis use by his father.

Justice King noted MJ had, after the offence, lived with his mother and re-engaged with school and rehabilitation ­programs.

heraldsun.com.au 28 May 2014

This is a classic example of how 'corrupt' the legal system of Australia is in that it lets out criminals into the community so that they can re-offend again, so that the business can be kept alive with new 'clients'.

Paton & Ors v Mackay Regional Council - Council Rates

Local government or municipal office 'rates' are supposed to be for people who make a living from the land, for example farmers, primary producers, etc.

Some Australians are aware that council rates are illegal / unlawful ( regarding domestic dwellings) according to the 'Constitution' but it is with the help of corrupt magistrates and judges that this fraud is perpetuated.

In a recent Queensland Supreme Court judgement made on the 30th of April 2014, the Mackay Regional Council lost the court battle against the Applicants: Ayril Richard Paton & Peter John Crossan & Maincrest Pty Ltd.

The (16 page pdf) document Paton & Ors v Mackay Regional Council [2104] QSC 75 is available for download:




NASA pulls e-book which appeared to suggest aliens may have left messages among ancient rock art

In a spin ... is ancient rock art a message from aliens, or just an example of how diffic
In a spin ... is ancient rock art a message from aliens, or just an example of how difficult it is to communicate over vast distances of time and space? Source: Supplied
 
Mixed messages ... this stone is an example of ancient “cup and ring” markings found all
Mixed messages ... this stone is an example of ancient “cup and ring” markings found all over the world. It’s meaning and purpose are unknown. Source: Supplied
 
IS this evidence of alien contact? UFO aficionados are in a spin after NASA appeared to suggest ancient rock art may have been planted by aliens. 

The NASA e-book titled Archaeology, Anthroology, and Interstellar Communication, which was issued earlier this week, details efforts in the hunt for extraterrestrial life. It has since been taken down without explanation.
But many insist it contained a real eye-opener.

The 330 page book, edited by the director of Interstellar Message Composition at SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), Dr Douglas Vakoch, allegedly made the extraordinary suggestion that unusual ancient patterns gouged into rocks “might have been made by aliens”.

But the storm of interest may be little more than the result of a typo or editing error. Or wishful thinking on the behalf of true believers.

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE BOOK HERE
 
His organisation is tasked with researching ways that alien civilisations may “create messages that could be transmitted across interstellar space, allowing communication between humans and extraterrestrials even without face-to-face contact”.

A contributor to the book, computer scientist William Edmondson, wrote: “It is helpful to review some parallels from human existence that pose problems for us today. One of these is ‘rock art,’ which consists of patterns or shapes cut into rock many thousands of years ago.”

“We can say little, if anything, about what these patterns signify, why they were cut into rocks, or who created them. For all intents and purposes, they might have been made by aliens. Unless we find a readable exegesis of them produced at the time they were made, we will never be able to say with certainty what the patterns mean.”

Not so obvious ... the concept of aliens leaving us messages in the artwork of our ancienNot so obvious ... the concept of aliens leaving us messages in the artwork of our ancients has been around for a considerable time. Here is director Ridley Scott’s version, from the movie “Prometheus”. Source: Supplied
 
Dr Vakosh, in the book’s introduction, echoes this sentiment.

He wrote scientists must try to “recognise manifestations of extraterrestrial intelligence, even when they resemble a naturally occurring phenomenon”.

It’s a matter of mindset, he says.

“Only when people took seriously the possibility that chipped rocks might be prehistoric tools were they predisposed to look for them,” Vakoch wrote.

Note that this is somewhat different to that rock art DOES represent communication over time and space …
Contributors to the work suggest rock art instead be used as an analogy for understanding the challenge of communicating over vast distances of time and space.

‘If a radio signal is detected in a modern Seti experiment, we could well know that another intelligence exists, but not know what they are saying,’ Dr Vakosh wrote.

‘To move beyond the mere detection of such intelligence, and to have any realistic chance of comprehending it, we can gain much from the lessons learned by researchers facing similar challenges on Earth,’ he continues.

‘Like archaeologists who reconstruct temporally distant civilisations from fragmentary evidence, Seti researchers will be expected to reconstruct distant civilisations separated from us by vast expanses of space as well as time.

‘As we attempt to decode and interpret extraterrestrial messages, we will be required to comprehend the mindset of a species that is radically Other.’

news.com.au 22 May 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Glen McNamara charged with murder of missing student, Roger Rogerson wanted for questioning

Disgraced detective wanted for questioning

Police are seeking former NSW detective Roger Rogerson in connection to the disappearance of student Jamie Gao.
A former NSW detective has been charged with the murder of a missing Sydney university student and police also want to speak to disgraced detective Roger Rogerson over the disappearance.

Glen McNamara, 55, who was stationed at Kings Cross during the late '80s, was charged with the murder of Jamie Gao early on Monday.

Police are now searching for Mr Rogerson, an associate of Mr McNarama, to question him in relation to Mr Gao, 20.

Former detective Glen McNamara
Former detective Glen McNamara Photo: Steven Siewert

NSW detectives are flying to Queensland on Monday to talk to Mr Rogerson.

Mr Gao, from Hurstville, has been missing for six days after getting into a white car with two men in Padstow about 1.40pm on Tuesday.

Police suspect he has got ''in over his head'' and was kidnapped and killed after arranging a ''secretive'' meeting with an unknown party.

Wanted for questioning: Roger Rogerson.
Wanted for questioning: Roger Rogerson. Photo: Janie Barrett

Mr Gao was last seen getting into the car on Arab Road in Padstow shortly after speaking to two men, both described as being of Asian appearance. He was carrying a bag.

Mr Gao's own car, a white Nissan Silvia sedan, was found abandoned near where he was last seen. His phone, keys and wallet were nearby.

On Sunday, the head of the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad, Detective Superintendent Luke Moore, said the circumstances of Mr Gao's disappearance suggested foul play.

Missing student Jamie Gao. Missing student Jamie Gao. Photo: Police Media
Hours later, Mr McNamara was pulled over during a traffic stop at Kyeemagh in Sydney's south and he was questioned overnight before being charged with murder and drug offences.

Mr McNamara is a former investigator with the National Crime Authority and the NSW Police; he was a detective stationed in Kings Cross and Sydney's south. He gave evidence to the NSW Police royal commission about alleged police protection of paedophiles.

Mr Rogerson, 73, was a decorated senior police officer until he shot and killed drug dealer Warren Lanfranchi in 1981.

He was later accused of supplying drugs, assault, bribery and conspiring to murder, but was never convicted.

He was twice convicted for lying in court and served two separate jail terms.

Mr McNamara's Cronulla home has been searched by police and a blue Ford Falcon XR6 was seized from his premises.

Mr Rogerson's Padstow Heights home was also searched and a car, a silver Ford Falcon, was taken away.
Police also searched a storage unit at Caringbah where a boat was taken away for forensic testing.

A third car, a silver Ford Falcon, was found at another location in Cronulla. It is this car detectives believe Mr Gao got into at Arab Road last Tuesday.

Superintendent Moore said the investigations would continue.

“Our inquiries to date have led us to conclude that Mr Gao has been murdered,” Superintendent Moore said.
“While we have charged a man with murder, this investigation will continue and we may make further arrests.

“We still don’t know where Mr Gao’s body is and are strongly encouraging anyone who can help us locate his remains to contact police.”

Mr McNamara appeared in court on Monday afternoon charged with and with a major drugs charge.

Supported by his family, the 55-year-old did not apply for bail before Kogarah Local court and it was formally refused.

Mr McNamara returns to court in July.
smh.com.au 26 May 2014

Another corrupt killer cop that is / was at large in the community.

Should be locked up for life, but lets see how the corrupt legal system handles this matter.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Governor General of Australia Michael Jeffery - No Order

According to the (trusted?) source - wikipedia, Major General Philip Michael Jeffery was the 24th Governor-General of Australia from the period of 2003 to 2008.

According to the (trusted) source - Privy Council Office in London, no such Order has ever been made.

This information is contained within a one page document listed below in pdf format:



Another document worth keeping that exposes the criminal activities of politicians and law makers.