The BBC said Wright gave technical proof supporting his claim to using bitcoins known to be owned by bitcoin's creator. It said prominent members of the bitcoin community had also confirmed Wright's claim and said Wright repeated the claim to The Economist and GQ. "I was the main part of it, but other people helped me," the BBC quoted Wright as saying. The Economist however said it was not entirely convinced. "Our conclusion is that Mr Wright could well be Mr Nakamoto, but that important questions remain," it said. "Indeed, it may never be possible to establish beyond reasonable doubt who really created bitcoin." The Australian Tax Office (ATO) and police were not immediately available for comment. In December, police raided Wright's Sydney home and office after Wired magazine named him as the probable creator of bitcoin and holder of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the cryptocurrency, a currency which has attracted the interest of banks, speculators, criminals and … [Read more...] about Australian tech businessman confirms his identity as Bitcoin creator -BBC
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0 Have your say IT IS now almost becoming commonplace for England Academy to defeat the Australian Schoolboys – will the senior side eventually follow suit? Although England’s youngsters took more than 20 years to eventually win a series against their great rivals, they have now triumphed four times since 2002.Dave Elliott’s side completed the latest success with a fine display at Emerald Headingley last night following a performance full of grit, character and no little skill.Although there were seven Leeds Rhinos players featuring on home turf, it was someone from across the Pennines who came up with the killer plays to help secure back-to-back Test wins over the tourists.Stylish St Helens full-back Jack Welsby delivered two classy first-half tries to set the tone for the hosts, helping establish a 16-6 interval lead they never truly looked like relinquishing.He got on the outside of Star To’a to accelerate away for his first and then … [Read more...] about England Academy 18 Australia Schoolboys 6: England youngsters provide proof future is in safe hands at Headingley
Australia is losing a billion dollars every year to identity theft, according to the Australian government, and nearly 90 per cent of Aussies are said to be concerned about having their identity stolen.With identity theft reputed to be the fastest growing crime globally, what is being done to protect Australians from the growing menace posed by identity fraudsters?The National Identity Security Strategy (NISS) was introduced by the Australian Government in 2005. This national identity strategy aims to tackle identity crime committed with the use of fake identity documents, such as passports and drivers' licenses. Beefing up the ability of Australian authorities to spot fake identity documents lies at the heart of the strategy. Fake identity documents are used by fraudsters to steal benefits, such as Centrelink payments, and money from the banks.$28 million dollars has been pledged to the roll out of the National Document Verification Service, a key plank of the NISS. The service will … [Read more...] about Is Enough Being Done to Protect You From Identity Fraud?
SearchSecurity.com reports that researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a reliable method to predict Social Security numbers using information from social networking sites, data brokers, voter registration lists, online white pages and the publicly available Social Security Administration's Death Master File.Originally, the first three numbers on a Social Security card represented the state in which a person had initially applied for their card. Numbers started in the northeast and moved westward. This meant that people on the east coast had the lowest numbers and those on the west coast had the highest. Before 1986, people were rarely assigned a Social Security number until age 14 or so, since the numbers were used for income tracking purposes.The Carnegie Mellon researchers were able to guess the first five digits of a Social Security number on their first attempt for 44% of people born after 1988. For those in less populated states, the researches had … [Read more...] about Social Security Numbers Cracked, Creates Identity Theft Risk
Preventing identity theft in today's world can be more difficult than you may think. There are so many ways that an identity thief can obtain your personal information. Some you probably do not even think about. Identity fraud is on the rise and more people are becoming victims of this crime. It can wreak havoc on a life. It can stop you from obtaining a loan, a car and even a place to live. Your only course is to learn all you can about identity fraud protection.The misnomer about identity fraud protection is that it can completely stop identity theft. Unfortunately it cannot. The way this fraud protection works is by utilizing the three major credit bureaus to help monitor your credit activities. The credit bureaus show all open lines of credits, current balances, current payments and also shows all previous names and addresses. The catch is that you have to subscribe to these credit bureaus in order to view your credit report. But once you do, you can report any incorrect … [Read more...] about How to Use Identity Fraud Protection in Your Favor