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Category: ECCI In the News

Crime areas can rattle businesses’ resolve

ECCI’s Executive Director Ray Philo, quoted in article on how crime will affect the success of standing business and the potential for fresh commerce. Read the full story

Data Privacy in the post Edward Snowden Era-Interdisciplinary Perspectives Panel Discussion

Please join the Utica College School of Business and Justice Studies for “Data Privacy in the post-Edward Snowden Era: Interdisciplinary Perspectives,” a one hour panel discussion on Friday, October 10th, from 1-2pm in the Carbone Auditorium, ECJS Building. Students, faculty, staff, the public, and the media are invited to attend this event. Light refreshments will…
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ECCI Board of Advisors at UC

The Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute (ECCI) Board of Advisors are visiting campus this week, to offer their professional advice and expertise to our students. Several board members will be participating in mock interviews with junior and senior economic crime, cyber and criminal justice students. Read the press release here.

NW3C Training

See the attached press release that pertains to the recent National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) Specialized Law Enforcement Training that took place in the ECJSC Carbone Auditorium.

NW3C Training

The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) will be conducting training for law enforcement in the ECJSC Auditorium January 6-8, 2014. The training to be conducted is “Identifying and Seizing Electronic Evidence” taught by instructors from NW3C. This training is sponsored by the Economic Crime Institute of Utica College, and the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office.

A Darker Way to Earn Money

One of the easiest ways for cybercriminals to gain money today is called e-whoring. E-whoring is the practice of selling pornographic material, while pretending to be the person who is photographed. Technically speaking, E-whoring is considered to be a form of social engineering, because the victim is tricked into believing that he/she is exchanging material…
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Busting Bitcoin Fraud

Anti-fraud professionals have been taking special interest in Bitcoins, and how to prevent financial crimes in which Bitcoins are involved (theft, price manipulation, Ponzi schemes, etc). Bitcoin is an online currency that uses cryptography to authenticate transactions between users. Bitcoin is decentralized, which means that globally, users are running Bitcoin software on their devices from…
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Is Prevention Better Than A Cure?

Cyber crimes in regards to online banking have grown tremendously. With methods of attack becoming more sophisticated as time passes, phishing and malware-based attacks have become prominent in online banking due to the increased use by consumers. McAfee has reported that in Q2 2013, the U.S. is the most targeted in regards to phishing attacks.…
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Italian Couples Getting ‘Quickie Divorces’

Recently, Britain’s top family judge has canceled 180 divorces, after the allegations that the UK courts have underwent a large fraud; Italian couples sought quick endings to their marriages. The Italian couples have presumed fake British residencies in order to use the UK justice system to perform a divorce. It is illegal to use a…
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Special Education Program Contractor Charged With Fraud

Cheon Park, 46, of Manhasset, N.Y., ran preschool programs for students with developmental disabilities. Parks allegedly inflated the amount of money paid to several employees and contractors, and worked to increase the amount of public money that the company received. In return, Mr. Park diverted that increased money flow right to his bank accounts. Click…
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