Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

Credit card fraud rampant, says NYT


Apparently the current generation of “leet haxx0rs” aren’t content to download movies and trade video games. The newest rage amongst the young and digitally criminal is pilfering credit cards online. Some of the fleecing schemes these enterprising young fellows have set up would be impressive if they weren’t so damned scary, particularly for a confirmed Amazon.ca and iTunes Music Store addict like me.

Also, this new breed of digital villain makes my heady junior high days of trading pilfered Apple 2 games on 5 1/4 inch floppies looks pretty tame by comparison. 🙂

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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