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Mere mortals can't defeat Zeus

Oct 6, 2010
More than 100 people in the U.S., England, and other countries have been arrested for stealing money online using a bit of malicious computer code called Zeus. But those arrests will not stop more of these attacks from happening. We learn what Zeus is, how it works, and how easy it is to purchase online.
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Guilty French trader faces jail time

Oct 5, 2010
French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel has been found guilty of one of the biggest trading frauds in history. Kerviel amassed a multi-billion loss at the French bank Societe Generale in 2008. Stephen Beard reports.
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Verizon to pay for 'mystery' data fees

Oct 4, 2010
Verizon announced that it owes millions of customers a refund for mystery data charges on their bills. Reporter Eve Troeh talks with Bill Radke about what happened and how much money Verizon will pay.
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Technology cases coming before the Supreme Court

Oct 4, 2010
The Supreme Court is opening its new session. On the docket: several cases that touch on technology. We talk with legal scholar Jeffrey Rosen about cases involving video games, privacy, and whether AT&T counts as a person in our conversation. Also in this show, the Senate wants commercials to be quieter. What might that sound like?
Posted In: Crime, Law

Bold Senate anti-piracy bill garners support, complaints

Sep 30, 2010
A new bill may change what you're able to see on the web. The bill is aimed at going after material online, like pirated movies, that violates copyright laws. It has bipartisan support in the Senate, but advocates of a freer, less regulated Internet say it takes too broad an approach to law enforcement. We explore the bill and get an update on it.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

A black market for mooncakes in China

Sep 21, 2010
China's mid-Autumn Festival and its tradition of eating mooncakes has lent itself to an underground economy worth billions.
Posted In: Crime, Food, Travel

Scam artists flourish in the recession

Sep 6, 2010
Tess Vigeland examines the latest financial scams with consumer finance columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sheryl Harris.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

Moody's escapes fraud charges

Sep 1, 2010
The SEC said it will not seek fraud charges against the ratings agency Moody's for claims that it inflated ratings on some European debt just before the financial crisis. Plus, watch a video explainer on how ratings agencies get paid by the companies they rate.
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Wal-Mart turns to high court for lawsuit

Aug 26, 2010
The world's biggest retailer is asking the Supreme Court to weigh in on a massive sex-discrimination lawsuit against the company. Wal-Mart says the class action case could include more than a million women and should be stopped. Amy Scott reports.
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On the lookout for cattle rustlers

Aug 25, 2010
Someone -- or some group -- is stealing cows from the Oregon backcountry, and ranchers and law enforcement are scrambling to protect their herds and catch the thieves.
Posted In: Agriculture, Crime

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