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Pharmacist faces 120 years in prison for selling vaccination cards on eBay
2021-08-17 16:05

n Illionois pharmacist arrested today faces 120 years in prison for allegedly selling dozens of authentic COVID-19 vaccination record cards issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention."Knowingly selling COVID vaccination cards to unvaccinated individuals puts millions of Americans at risk of serious injury or death," said FBI Special Agent in Charge Emmerson Buie Jr. "To put such a small price on the safety of our nation is not only an insult to those who are doing their part in the fight to stop COVID-19, but a federal crime with serious consequences."

eBay ex-security boss sent down for 18 months for cyber-stalking, witness tampering
2021-07-28 00:26

The former global security manager for eBay was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months in prison and was ordered to pay a $15,000 fine for his role in the cyber-stalking and harassment of a Massachusetts couple who published a newsletter critical of the internet yard sale. Two other former eBay execs not charged in the conspiracy, former CEO Devin Wenig and former comms chief Steven Wymer, both of whom left the company around the time the allegations surfaced, were sued last week, along with eBay and security contractor Progressive FORCE Concepts, in a civil complaint [PDF] filed on behalf of the Steiners.

Smart Doorbells on Amazon, eBay, Harbor Serious Security Issues
2020-11-24 17:46

Matt Lewis, with NCC Group, talks to Threatpost about a slew of security and privacy issues found in smart doorbells that are being sold on Amazon and eBay. Researchers have found serious security and privacy issues in 11 different smart doorbells, distributed via online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay, which could be exploited by attackers to physically switch off the devices.

Feds throw book at eBay execs who deny they had anything to do with cyberstalking of site's critics
2020-11-04 22:47

Two senior eBay executives who have refused to join their colleagues and plead guilty to charges of cyberstalking have been hit with a string of fresh charges. James Baugh, 45, was eBay senior director of safety and security, and David Harville, 48, was its director of global resiliency when they were arrested back in June, along with four other eBay employees accused of stalking and intimidating a married couple who published a newsletter for the ecommerce industry that was critical of eBay.

Ex-eBay global intel staffers to admit they cyberstalked online tat bazaar's critics – who got pig heads, funeral wreath, and more in the mail
2020-09-23 23:04

Four of the seven former eBay employees charged with cyberstalking a couple critical of the web auction house are scheduled to plead guilty next month. In June, the US Justice Department charged six former staffers - director of safety and security James Baugh, 45, of San Jose, California; director of global resiliency David Harville, 48, of New York City; manager of global intelligence Stephanie Stockwell, 26, of Redwood City, California; and eBay Global Intelligence Center staffers Stephanie Popp, 32, Veronica Zea, 26, and Brian Gilbert, 51, all of San Jose - with conspiring to commit cyberstalking and tamper with witnesses.

Four ex-eBay global intel staffers to plead guilty, admit they cyberstalked critics of online tat bazaar
2020-09-23 23:04

Four of the seven former eBay employees charged with cyberstalking a couple critical of the web auction house are scheduled to plead guilty next month. In June, the US Justice Department charged six former staffers - director of safety and security James Baugh, 45, of San Jose, California; director of global resiliency David Harville, 48, of New York City; manager of global intelligence Stephanie Stockwell, 26, of Redwood City, California; and eBay Global Intelligence Center staffers Stephanie Popp, 32, Veronica Zea, 26, and Brian Gilbert, 51, all of San Jose - with conspiring to commit cyberstalking and tamper with witnesses.

eBay staff charged with cyberstalking, sending fetal pig and spiders
2020-06-17 10:11

You can't say the same for the other packages sent in a cyberstalking campaign allegedly orchestrated by eBay management and targeted at a Natick, Massachusetts couple who run an online e-commerce newsletter that's sometimes critical of eBay. On Monday, the office of Massachusetts US Attorney Andrew Lelling announced that six former eBay employees have been charged with "Aggressive" cyberstalking of the couple, including some of them coming up with an excuse to fly in to Boston in order to rent a van and drive out to Natick to conduct covert surveillance.

eBay users spot the online auction house port-scanning their PCs. Um... is that OK?
2020-05-26 12:39

Users visiting eBay have spotted that the website runs port scans against their computer, using the localhost address to inspect what may be running on your machine. Fraud is a big issue for eBay, and if the purpose of scanning for remote-control access ports is an attempt to detect criminals logged into a user's computer in order to impersonate them on the tat bazaar, it could have some value.

eBay users spot the online auction house port-scanning their PCs. Um... is that OK?
2020-05-26 12:39

Users visiting eBay have spotted that the website runs port scans against their computer, using the localhost address to inspect what may be running on your machine. Fraud is a big issue for eBay, and if the purpose of scanning for remote-control access ports is an attempt to detect criminals logged into a user's computer in order to impersonate them on the tat bazaar, it could have some value.

Data of millions of eBay and Amazon shoppers exposed
2020-03-12 15:09

Researchers have discovered another big database containing millions of European customer records left unsecured on Amazon Web Services for anyone to find using a search engine. Data in the records included names, shipping addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, items purchased, payments, order IDs, links to Stripe and Shopify invoices, and partially redacted credit cards.