Reuters: Mexico recovers missing manuscripts from 16th century sold at auction

Reuters: Mexico recovers missing manuscripts from 16th century sold at auction. “Mexico’s foreign ministry said on Thursday it had recovered valuable manuscripts from the 16th century, including some relating to conquistador Hernan Cortes, months after a group of academics reported them missing from Mexico’s national archives. In apparently systematic fashion, 10 documents were stolen over several years from a collection dedicated to Cortes and later put up for sale in international auction houses including Swann, Bonhams and Christie’s, the academic investigators said.”

New York Times: Those Fancy Cars He Flaunted on YouTube? A $30 Million Fraud Scheme Paid for Them, U.S. Says

New York Times: Those Fancy Cars He Flaunted on YouTube? A $30 Million Fraud Scheme Paid for Them, U.S. Says. “On Wednesday, federal prosecutors said that they had charged Omi, whose real name is Bill Omar Carrasquillo, and two of his associates, in a scheme that involved illegally selling copyrighted video content to thousands of subscribers on Mr. Carrasquillo’s own online service, which was called, at various times, Reboot, Gears TV, Reloaded and Gears Reloaded.”

Tallahassee Democrat: FSU confirms theft of nearly 5,000 rare comics, science fiction digests, from Strozier

Tallahassee Democrat: FSU confirms theft of nearly 5,000 rare comics, science fiction digests, from Strozier. “Sometime between March 17, 2020, and Feb. 10, someone stole nearly 5,000 items from the Robert M. Ervin Jr. Collection housed by FSU Special Collections & Archives at Strozier Library, the university confirmed Friday. In all, 4,996 items are missing from the collection that consists of comic books and serials on superheroes, science fiction, fantasy and horror, the university said in an email to the Democrat.”

Punch (Nigeria): ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ not sustainable way of life, Bawa warns corps members

Punch (Nigeria): ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ not sustainable way of life, Bawa warns corps members. “The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has advised corps members against engaging in internet fraud, popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo. This is as he harped on integrity and dedication, saying that the harsh economic situation in the country is not a license for anyone to engage in crime.”

Krebs on Security: Gift Card Gang Extracts Cash From 100k Inboxes Daily

Krebs on Security: Gift Card Gang Extracts Cash From 100k Inboxes Daily. “Some of the most successful and lucrative online scams employ a ‘low-and-slow’ approach — avoiding detection or interference from researchers and law enforcement agencies by stealing small bits of cash from many people over an extended period. Here’s the story of a cybercrime group that compromises up to 100,000 email inboxes per day, and apparently does little else with this access except siphon gift card and customer loyalty program data that can be resold online.” Really interesting read.

Mercury News: California man steals over 620,00 images from Apple iCloud accounts looking for nudes

Mercury News: California man steals over 620,00 images from Apple iCloud accounts looking for nudes. “A Southern California man broke into thousands of Apple iCloud accounts and collected more than 620,000 private photos and videos in an effort to steal images of nude young women, federal authorities said. Hao Kuo Chi, 40, of La Puente, has agreed to plead guilty to four felonies, including conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to a computer, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.”

Lifehacker: Check These Settings Before You Lose Your iPhone so You Can Find It Later

Lifehacker: Check These Settings Before You Lose Your iPhone so You Can Find It Later. “It sucks when you end up losing your iPhone. Maybe you forgot it at the cafe, or it was stolen from the train station. Fortunately, it can be easy to track your iPhone (as long as it’s juiced up, and active). And if you already have a passcode enabled, the Find My iPhone feature is enabled automatically. Here’s how to find your lost or stolen iPhone.”

Bleeping Computer: One million stolen credit cards leaked to promote carding market

Bleeping Computer: One million stolen credit cards leaked to promote carding market. “A threat actor is promoting a new criminal carding marketplace by releasing one million credit cards stolen between 2018 and 2019 on hacking forums. Carding is the trafficking and use of stolen credit cards. These credit cards are stolen through point-of-sale malware, magecart attacks on websites, and information stealing trojans.”

South China Morning Post: As Australia returns Indian antiques worth US$2.2 million, many others remain smuggled worldwide

South China Morning Post: As Australia returns Indian antiques worth US$2.2 million, many others remain smuggled worldwide . “India is set to welcome back 14 antiques worth US$2.2 million from Australia’s national art museum, in the fourth such repatriation of artworks allegedly stolen by a man described as ‘one of the most prolific commodities smugglers in the world’. The National Gallery of Australia acquired dozens of pieces between 1989 to 2009 from the New York gallery of Subhash Kapoor, who is currently on trial in India on several cases of fraud and antique pilferage.”

Home Depot Tech Will Brick Power Tools If They’re Stolen. What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (Techdirt)

Techdirt: Home Depot Tech Will Brick Power Tools If They’re Stolen. What Could Possibly Go Wrong? . “Thanks to internet connectivity, hardware you own can be bricked or downgraded to the point where you lose essential features. Or, just as often, obnoxious DRM means you have to jump through all kinds of bizarre hoops to actually use the thing you thought you owned, whether that’s Keurig using DRM to prevent you from using competing coffee pods, to printer manufacturers using DRM to keep you from buying cheaper cartridges. Now Home Depot is experimenting further with DRM at the point of sale.”

CNBC: Viral video shows Malaysian police destroying 1,069 bitcoin mining rigs with a steamroller

CNBC: Viral video shows Malaysian police destroying 1,069 bitcoin mining rigs with a steamroller. “Malaysian authorities seized 1,069 bitcoin mining rigs, laid them out in a parking lot at police headquarters, and used a steamroller to crush them, as part of a joint operation between law enforcement in the city of Miri and electric utility Sarawak Energy. Assistant Commissioner of Police Hakemal Hawari told CNBC the crackdown came after miners allegedly stole $2 million worth of electricity siphoned from Sarawak Energy power lines.”

The Verge: Ransom Notes

The Verge: Ransom Notes. “Major cybercrime gang Evil Corp — great branding btw — reportedly likes sick Lambos. Stopping ransomware is simple in that way: all you have to do is cut off the cash. The question is how, and none of the choices are very good.”