How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the Internet

By: Robert McMillian – wired.com

“There’s simply no other company that takes such a direct approach to taking on scammers.”

Robert McMillian of wired.com report on How Mircosoft appointed itself sheriff of the internet is right to the point we’ve been making over the years. If more companies were taking legal actions against cyber-criminals and those harboring these creeps like Mircosoft have been doing, then Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase and many more US companies may not have endured data breaches.

What we mean by this? We defined cyber-crime as a web of individuals, venture capitalists, investment bankers, ISP providers acting knowingly or unknowingly in aiding cyber criminals by their actions, company policies and business practices.

From reading wired.com article, it appears like legal scholars and security experts such as the Eric Goldman, a First Amendment Professor at Santa Clara University, California and Electronic Frontier Foundation disagreed with Mircosoft practices.

They argued that Mircosoft actions as sheriff thwarts our legal system of adjudication, deprived a person of Due Process Under the Law. In essence what Mr. Goldman and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are saying is that Doctrine of Habeas Corpus should be evoke.

“No-IP is a legitimate company whose services are used by thousands of law-abiding citizens. The fact that Microsoft could knock it offline, as if it were another Waledac, has many observers worried.”

As you can see, cybercriminals are well financed. To take them down would require a company like Mircosoft or Target or JP Morgan Chase. Someone with deep pockets and the resources like Mircosoft to take on these creeps. Mircosoft must not be the only company fighting cyber crimes. Others need to follow.

scamFRAUDalert position is that we are at WAR. Our privacy are being invaded. The public safety is at risk. Article I Section 9, Clause 2 of the US Constitution states “The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless where in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion of Public Safety.”

We believe there is an invasion of public safety with the spreading of malwares as in the case of IP’S addresses associated with NO-IP.com or any company that houses malwares. Public safety tramp our judicial processes and collateral damages that may result. These individuals are well financed, can easily buy US Senators and Judges.

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Data Breaches A National Crisis, Really?

When Investigative Reporter Brian Krebs broke the news that Target Company had experienced a data breach, we at scamFRAUDalert asked the question, how pervasive this was? This was December 24, 2013. Fast forward nine months (9) later, we’ve now learned of JP Morgan Chase and there have been other breaches at Home Depot, Michael’s Stores, Signature Systems, Jimmy Johns, The Goodwill Stores, P.F. Chang’s, Neiman Marcus, SuperValu, and the list goes on and on of breaches unreported nationally. As of October 7, 2014, there have been 589 data breaches recorded by the Identity Theft Recourse Center (ITRC) as compare to 467 breaches in all of 2013.

Based on our experienced of monitoring cybercrimes, this is the new gold mine for these thugs. They seems to gravitate to where the action is.

Government agencies and companies worldwide should take an offensive approach to data security breaches. They should go after these thugs forcefully with the zest of a warrior rather then playing defense. They should follow Mircosoft lead. The internet touches our every day life and is a precious medium of communication to have it infested with just a  few criminals.  The consequences of not playing offense in the fight against cybercrime can be catastrophic. It simply going to get worse.

Our private information are at risk. These records are being SOLD all over the internet making them accessible to creeps, slimes, parasites, psychopaths, and cyber criminals.

In our opinion, this is not simply a national crisis, this is an imminent threat as the ebola virus is, as terrorism is and as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was in the 1980’s. We should not be going after these thugs after the fact. By then, it is perhap too late.

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Reputation Management Sites

Are Reputation Management sites offering a service that protect businesses and individuals against consumer complaints, accusations and other malfeasance, or are they enabling cyber-criminals?

Here’s what we know. As cyber-crime awareness become a trend so as cyber criminals. These pimps reinvent themselves as they are now in the business of consumer complaints and reputation management.

Reputation Management Methods:
“injection source code” that lets the user manipulate the metadata behind a website, adding a “noindex” tag that drops the results on search engines like Google and Bing — hiding them completely.
It is a crime to inject source codes into anyone computer
18 U.S. Code § 1030 – Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Computers

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