Tag Archives: Cyber crime

Indian Police to Develop Manual to Probe Cyber Crime

Police in Pune, India are working to develop a manual for conducting probes of alleged cyber crimes following an incident in which a seemingly innocent software engineer was arrested, according to Hindustan Times. Following the incident, the police have developed a manual to provides scientific procedures that need to be …

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Easy to Use Cyber Crime Kits Aid Growth of Phishing Attacks

The proliferation of ‘do-it-yourself’ kits has extended into cyber crime, according to an article on USAToday.com. The number of phishing attacks in recent years has risen and security researchers claim that the availability of do-it-yourself cyber crime kits are feeding this boom. While the kits have existed for a number …

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Haitian Disaster May Be Exploited by Cyber Criminals

Security researchers have a tendency to never underestimate the heartlessness of humanity. Following the recent earthquake disaster in Haiti, that has left significant portions of the country in ruins and caused widespread suffering, cyber criminals are set to exploit the disaster with a variety of scams. A number of websites …

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Websites in Pakistan Hacked

Several websites in Pakistan were hacked last week, including the website of the Pakistani National Response Center for Cyber Crimes. The hacker was able to access a database of email addresses on one of the websites, according to an article on SCMagazineUK.com. According a forum posting, the hacker claimed to …

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Goverment Websites in Philippines Hacked

A government website in the Philippines was defaced recently when cyber criminals hacked into the website and posted mocking messages on the upcoming automated elections. The message posted on the website of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, read “What is going to be used in the elections? Blade …

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Canadian Cyber Crime Center Suffers in Recession

The recent recession has hit a number of jobs throughout the world, with cut backs in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing. Now, it appears cybersecurity efforts are also falling victim to the troubled economic times. The Global Centre to Secure Cyberspace, or CyberPol, a center in Canada, has lost …

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Police Get Help Combating Cyber Crime in India

Police in India will be aided by private cyber security experts and Indian IT companies in combating cyber crime, according to a report on IndianExpress.com. The collaborative effort to combat cyber crime, including identity theft and the stealing of intellectual property, looks to combine the expertise and skills of the …

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$3 Million Stolen from NY School

A school district in western New York state has become victim to cyber crime, with criminals stealing around $3 million via the Internet. The funds were stolen over a four day period and it is presently unclear to investigators precisely how the funds were accessed by the criminals. The FBI …

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City in India Launches Cyber Crime Police Station

The city of Kolkata, India, has launched a police station that will be solely devoted to handling cyber crime issues, according to an article in the Indian Express. The police launched a website, http://kolkatapolice-cybercampaign.net, which serves as an educational platform along with serving as a complaint receipt system and query …

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Good Cyber Hygiene for Cyber Monday

The business community has termed today, ‘Cyber Monday,’ as a number of sales have now gone online.  While more people are using the internet to purchase gifts during the holiday season, they would do well to keep in mind some good tips for keeping their data secure in cyberspace. Shoppers …

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FBI Wants Data Breach Law

An FBI representative said Wednesday a federal law requiring businesses to report data breaches would help the bureau  combat cyber crime. The sharing of such information would enable police organizations to connect attacks and defeat them. Jeff Troy, the head of the Cyber Criminal Section at the FBI, said such …

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Nigeria Cracks Down on Cyber Crime

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, reported 800 fraud emailers have been deactivated. Additionally, members of 18 cyber crime syndicates have been arrested. EFCC has been working with Microsoft to help track down the cyber criminals. Police units have moved to a greater reliance on technology to …

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