Attacks/Breaches

4/27/2018
11:00 AM
50%
50%

Reno Man Created 8,000 Fake Online Accounts via Stolen Identities

Kenneth Gilbert Gibson pleaded guilty to creating more than 8,000 fraudulent online accounts to launch a $3.5M fraud operation.

One man from Reno, Nevada has pleaded guilty in federal court for creating more than 8,000 fraudulent online accounts using stolen identities, the US Department of Justice reported today. Kenneth Gilbert Gibson intended to use the accounts to commit a $3.5 million fraud operation.

From 2012 to 2017, Gibson created a scheme to steal the identities of multiple victims from a Reno database and use them to open unauthorized accounts, credit accounts, bank accounts, and prepaid cards. The plan was to use these accounts to send about $3.5M to himself via checks and electronic transfers to approximately 500 bank accounts and prepaid cards.

For the 2013 tax year he also filed a fraudulent federal income tax return, which did not include the taxable income generated from this scheme, which totaled about $1,049,070. Gibson pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud, one count of filing a false tax return, and one count of aggravated identity theft. Sentencing is set for July 30, 2018.

Read more details here.

Interop ITX 2018

Join Dark Reading LIVE for two cybersecurity summits at Interop ITX. Learn from the industry’s most knowledgeable IT security experts. Check out the security track here. Register with Promo Code DR200 and save $200.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Johnhence
50%
50%
Johnhence,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/2/2018 | 6:48:21 PM
Re: This is soooooo snarky ... but
Hey, I read the post.If you have a discussion about it.Before that, you read it carefully.I suggest a site.

Internet Explorer 10 service support number
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
4/30/2018 | 9:22:25 PM
Details of the data exfiltration
Were there any details around how he managed to acquire the accounts from the database?
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
4/30/2018 | 9:21:41 PM
Re: This is soooooo snarky ... but
This made me laugh more than it probably should.
REISEN1955
50%
50%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
4/30/2018 | 6:54:07 AM
This is soooooo snarky ... but
He has a bright future at Wells Fargo.  
WebAuthn, FIDO2 Infuse Browsers, Platforms with Strong Authentication
John Fontana, Standards & Identity Analyst, Yubico,  9/19/2018
Turn the NIST Cybersecurity Framework into Reality: 5 Steps
Mukul Kumar & Anupam Sahai, CISO & VP of Cyber Practice and VP Product Management, Cavirin Systems,  9/20/2018
NSS Labs Files Antitrust Suit Against Symantec, CrowdStrike, ESET, AMTSO
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  9/19/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
Flash Poll
The Risk Management Struggle
The Risk Management Struggle
The majority of organizations are struggling to implement a risk-based approach to security even though risk reduction has become the primary metric for measuring the effectiveness of enterprise security strategies. Read the report and get more details today!
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-17321
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-22
An issue was discovered in SeaCMS 6.64. XSS exists in admin_datarelate.php via the time or maxHit parameter in a dorandomset action.
CVE-2018-17322
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-22
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in index.php/index/category/index in YUNUCMS 1.1.4 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the area parameter.
CVE-2018-14889
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
CouchDB in Vectra Networks Cognito Brain and Sensor before 4.3 contains a local code execution vulnerability.
CVE-2018-14890
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
Vectra Networks Cognito Brain and Sensor before 4.2 contains a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Web Management Console.
CVE-2018-14891
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
Management Console in Vectra Networks Cognito Brain and Sensor before 4.3 contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability.