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  • Four FL Defendants Sentenced For Identity Theft And Tax Fraud – eCrimeBytes Nibble #4

    Another electronic crime case is brewing for eCrimeBytes: Wolf Obin, 32, of Miami-Dade, was sentenced to 64 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. Stanley Moscova, 28, of Miami-Dade, was sentenced to 60 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. Rosny Muller,…


  • FEMA IT Staff Arrested In ID Theft & Tax Refund Fraud Scheme – eCrimeBytes Nibble #3

    This is another interesting story where a FEMA insider steals tens of thousands of identities: An information technology specialist at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was arrested this week on suspicion of hacking into the human resource databases of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in 2014, stealing personal data on more than…


  • Using Logitech Brio In 4K In OBS On A 2019 Intel MacBook Pro

    I do a fair amount of recording for my YouTube channel on a MacBook Pro, circa 2019. It has the Intel chip. Nothing I found online worked exactly for me when I used OBS, so here are the settings that worked for me, in case they are useful for someone…


  • eCrimeBytes S 1 Ep 9: The Rebate Kingpin Of Rural Michigan

    During the late 80’s to mid 90’s there was a rebate kingpin in full swing right in the middle of Michigan.  From creating fake receipts, to forcing child labor, the kingpin netted thousands of dollars literally only few dollars at a time.  Did the fun end there?  Not at all. …


  • Washington Man Indicted As Serial Swatter – eCrimeBytes Nibble #2

    A man was recently indicted as a serial swatter: According to the federal indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, Ashton Connor Garcia, 20, made more than 20 “swatting” calls to law enforcement between June and September 2022. … Garcia targeted victims in California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota,…


  • Founder Of Fake Prisoner Charity Sentenced For Stealing Over $12M In Tax Refunds Using Prisoner Identities

    Let’s get another case posted that is tax related, since it’s tax season. In this case Qadir Shabazz (a/k/a Deangelo Moore, a/k/a Deangelo Muhammad), a founder of a fake prison charity called Indigent Inmate, collected thousands of prisoner identities and filed fraudulent tax returns with the stolen info: In 2009,…


  • Three FL Officers Charged, One Sentenced, For Selling Identities And Tax Fraud – eCrimeBytes Nibble #1

    This is an interesting case where police officers were the criminals selling stolen identity information: In Belliard’s case, he is accused of selling State of Florida Department of Corrections Daily Intake Lists that included 805 names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers of inmates at the South Florida Reception…


  • Florida Sisters Net $25M In IRS Tax Fraud Scheme

    It’s tax season! In that spirit, here is a case involving two sisters that filed thousands of fraudulent returns: According to a federal indictment, sisters Petra Gomez and Jakeline Lumucso submitted more than 16,000 false tax returns using the personal information of previous clients from 2012 to 2016. … To…


  • eCrimeBytes S 1 Ep 8: Cyberstalking Behind A Badge In Louisville, KY

    This episode we look at the Louisville, KY police department where an officer’s use of a law enforcement only database to stalk his female victims opens up a whole series of departmental investigations that ultimately leads to “Slushygate”.  Yeah, we said “Slushygate”.  You won’t want to miss this!  Sit back…


  • Zeek Clustering How-To Video

    I put together a Zeek clustering video over at Youtube (https://youtu.be/g-QvpYHgh1c). You can get to the slides through: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HHHF4-FNhoSuy-YPMOWka3EGvfOW7CJAFeS9VHxBg_E/edit?usp=sharing The source code is available at: https://github.com/corelight/CVE-2022-24491