Tag Archives: Cyber crime

Scotland Yard Wants More Authority to Crack Down on Hackers

Cyber police need the authority to crack down on hackers who cost the United Kingdom billions, the director of Scotland Yard’s cyber unit said yesterday, according to the online edition of The Daily Mirror. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Janet Williams said cyber crooks can target a bank before “jumping” ­countries, by …

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Report Indicates Trojan Threats Increasing

A new report tracking the number of IT threats in the first quarter of this year shows the number of threats has increased 26 percent since March of 2010. PandaLabs published the report and concluded the majority of IT threats came from Trojans. The virus comprised 70 percent of the …

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Report IDs Web Exploit Toolkit as Top Cyber Weapons

There has been significant growth in the volume of cyber crime targeting data centers and networks. Last year showed an increase of cyber attacks reported, and the discovery of vulnerabilities was at a standstill but remaining high in numbers. This all coming from a  newly published cybersecurity report by HP. …

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Malaysia Copies Taiwan's Cyber Crime-fighting Plan

Law enforcement in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur plans to open a one-stop center to fight commercial crimes, with a particular focus on cyber offenses, according to Malaysian news agency Bernama. Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department head Datuk Wira Syed Ismail Syed Azizan said the agency would be shaped after the …

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UK Ready to Take the Reins as Cyber-terrorism Fighter

The United Kingdom is determined to spearhead the international fight against cyber crime and terrorism, according to Neil Thompson, director of the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance. “The U.K. has signaled its willingness to lead internationally,” Thompson said at yesterday’s cybersecurity conference in London, according to Computing.co.uk. Foreign …

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No (Tax) Break from Cyber Crooks

Death and taxes are commonly said to be two facts of life. But as more people file their taxes online, there is a third certainty to consider: cyber crooks. With tax season in full effect, cyber crooks have crafted legitimate-looking websites and emails with IRS-related content designed to lure hapless …

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Rwanda Police Warn of Hike in Cyber Crime

Police in Rwanda have warned that cyber crime is growing, cautioning citizens to be cautions of scammers and online fraud, according to Rwandan newspaper The New Times The Commissioner for Criminal Investigations Christophe Bizimungu said the crime rate has generally dropped over the past six years, mostly because of concentrated …

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ID Theft Tops List of Consumers Complaints

A list of top consumer complaints in 2010 has revealed that identity theft continues to be the No. 1 complaints category for the 11th consecutive year. According to the Federal Trade Commission, of 1,339,265 complaints received last year, 250,854 – or 19 percent – were related to identity theft. Debt …

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Nigerian Scam Bamboozles $1.5 Million from Senior Citizens

A total of 10 suspects have been charged for running a $1.5 million California-based 419 scam targeting mostly elderly people, according to media reports. Prosecutors said three defendants — Bright Amesi, Briceson Loving and Erika Fletcher — yesterday pleaded not guilty after being already charged by a federal grand jury …

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British Teen Credit Card Scammer Goes to Jail

A teenager and his friends, who stole $25 million from 130,000 hacked credit cards around the world, have been sentenced to prison for organizing “the largest English-language online cyber crime forum.” Toronto Star reported that 19-year-old Nicholas Webber, the creator of Gh0stMarket.net, was sentenced to five years in prison. Co-conspirator …

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