Tag Archives: Cyber crime

Cyber Crime Prevention Organization Launches in Africa

A spike in cyber crime in Africa has led the United Nations to launch the African Center for Cyber Law and Cybercrime Prevention, according to Computerworld Zambia. The financial sector in Africa has experienced a recent increase cyber crime, threatening to stall the launch of online banking and electronic commerce …

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'Sextortion' Becoming More Common as Cyber Crime

Federal prosecutors and child-safety advocates say they are  seeing a rise in cases of online sexual extortion, also called “sextortion.” According to experts, teens who text naked cellphone photos of themselves or show off their bodies on the web are being contacted by pornographers who threaten to expose their behavior …

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Indian Cyber Crime Unit Set to Open Mobile Lab

The Criminal Investigation Division in India are set to roll out the mobile cyber crime forensic laboratory to allow spot analysis. The unit, which is still receiving a few final touches, could be operational within the next two weeks. “We’re training all officers above inspector level. However, only preliminary training …

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Cyber Crime on Rise in Switzerland

Reported instances of cyber crime are on the rise in Switzerland, according to Swiss authorities. The reported incidents increased by approximately 1,000 between 2008 and 2009. In 2009, 7,541 instances were reported, most of which dealt with spam and pornography. Complaints surrounding pornography grew dramatically to 1,364, while spam remained …

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Nigeria Forms Cyber Prosecution Team

The Nigerian government has approved the formation of a cyber prosecution team to spearhead the country’s battle against cyber crime. The Computer Crime Prosecution Unit (CCPU) will operate under the supervision of the Public Prosecution Department of the Federal Ministry of Justice. The new unit will be in charge of …

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Huntsville Mayor Looks to Make City a Cyber Center

The mayor of Huntsville, Ala., Tommy Battle, has announced plans to make the city a center for battling cyber crime. The city plans to build a dedicated cybersecurity center to conduct cyber research. The cyber center, located on Redstone Arsenal, would include space for academic and government work. “We have …

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Saudi Arabia to Set Up Cyber Crime Unit

The Saudi Arabian Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, also known as the Haia, has announced its plans to develop a unit to combat cyber crime. The Haia said the new cyber crime unit will be based in Riyadh headquarters with the initial focus of combating …

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Increase in Latvian Botnet Causes Row

The recent rise in malicious and annoying email setting forth from Latvia has ignited a row between the country’s top domain registry and the anti-spam organization Spamhaus. NIC.LV, which currently administers all the .lv domains, claims Spamhaus is “impolite, arrogant and even rude.” The rhetoric follows Spamhaus’ decision to place …

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Russian Credit Card Traffic Arrested After Nine-Month Search

A Russian man accused of trafficking in stolen credit card data has been arrested by authorities in France following a nine-month manhunt. Vladislav Anatolievich Horohorin was arrested in Nice, France as he was attempting to board a flight to Moscow, according to U.S. federal prosecutors. He is in custody in …

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Thailand Sees Increase in Cyber Crime

Thailand’s cyber crime ranking in the Asia Pacific region has grown due to a spike in the country’s online population, according to a new Symantec Internet Security Threat Report. According to Nopchai Tangtritham, senior technical consultant at Symantec Thailand, the report showed Thailand ranked 21 in global malicious activities in …

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Uganda Communications Commission Calls for Cybersecurity Law

The Uganda Communications Commission has called for the adoption of cybersecurity laws to provide better security for east Africa. Speaking at the East African Internet governance forum on cybersecurity in Kampala, the executive director of the UCC called on the region to develop comprehensive cyber laws to clamp down on …

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