Tag Archives: Cyber crime

7-Member Eastern European Cyber Crime Ring Busted

Seven members of an organized crime group based in Romania have been charged with offenses arising from a scam that targeted Internet shoppers, according to the Justice Department. According to the indictments in this case, Sergiu Petrov, aka “Serogia,” 27, and Oleg Virlan, 32, both of Moldova, and Marian Cristea, …

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Filipino Politician Vows Passing Anti-Cyber Crime Law

Filipino politician and Chair of the Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering Edgardo Angara has pledged to pass an anti-cyber crime law, which the Philippines currently does not have, ABS-CBN News reported. Angara’s committee today held a hearing on several anti-cyber crime measures pending in the Senate, including three …

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Florida Tops List of Cyber Crime Hotspots

Florida may be known for its perpetual beautiful weather, but a new report ranking the state as the one of the top spots for cyber crime could add gloom to the Sunshine State. The economic downturn has pushed Florida to one of the top spots in the nation for Internet …

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Report: Cyber Crime Costs UK $44 Million Every Year

British government estimates say cyber crime costs the nation more than £27 billion, roughly $43.5 billion a year, with industry experiencing the biggest economical loss. A report by the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance and BAE Systems-owned Detica released today concluded web crime is an expanding, widespread problem, …

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Massive Increase in Botnet Attacks in 2010

2010 saw a dramatic increase in cyber crime and targeted botnet attacks, and at its peak around Christmas, the total number of unique botnet victims was 654 percent greater than the victim population at the beginning of the year, according to a new report. “Prior to 2010, many people thought …

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UK's Cyber Cops Get £63 Million Funding Boost

The U.K.’s Home Office is allocating £63 million — more than $101 million — to fight the growing threat from hackers and other cyber dangers. Theresa May, a member of the Parliament, said the funds, spread over four years, will come from the £650 million designated in October to strengthen …

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Cameroon Urged to Get Tougher on Cyber Crime

Law enforcement officials in Cameroon say hundreds, possibly even thousands, of unemployed youth have turned the Internet into a breeding ground for scams, typically targeting European and U.S. individuals and organizations, Voice of America reported. Abeng Roland, a member of the Cameroon and American bar associations, told VOA the rampant …

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27 Brooklynites Charged with Cyber Crime Scam

Twenty-seven Brooklyn residents are suspected of masterminding a scam that used stolen credit card information purchased from overseas vendors and other websites that specialize in identity theft to buy Apple products and then resell them for profit, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Vance said the cyber crime …

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UK Implements Cyber Crime Directive

The U.K. government will participate in a European Union directive aimed at taking action against cyber criminals operating overseas, a member of the Parliament said, UKPA reports. The EU Directive on Attacks Against Information Systems will allow British police to closely collaborate with foreign agencies to identify suspects, gather evidence …

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Howard Schmidt: US to Have 'Tough' Talks on Cybersecurity

The United States plans to launch a diplomatic push to get more countries joining in cyber-crime investigations, the White House cybersecurity coordinator said yesterday. “In the very near future, we will be coming forth with specific efforts” that may include “tough discussions” with countries to ensure they help hunt down …

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IT Used on 70% of Crimes in Abu Dhabi

Crimes committed with the use of IT account for about 70 percent of all illegal activity in Abu Dhabi, according to a new report cited by GulfNews. Addressing interrogators, judges and law students, Maj. Saeed Mohammad Al Hajeri, lead of the Information Technology Crime Department of Dubai Police, said recent …

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Kashmir Valley Sees First Case of Cyber Bank Fraud

Police have uncovered a cyber crime network in Kashmir Valley and arrested four individuals, including two non-state residents, involved in siphoning funds from bank accounts by using tampered and cloned credit and debit cards, according to Greater Kashmir. A police official said the gang duped people across India’s mainland by …

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Hackers Deface Indian Committee Website

Anonymous hackers on Sunday defaced the official website of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee, a unit of the Indian National Congress, according to The Hindu. Renjith Balan, IT adviser of the party, said he discovered the defacement at 7 p.m. The hackers posted several messages on the website, saying they …

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Foreign-exchange Students Linked to Vietnamese Cyber-Crime Gang

A federal investigation dubbed Operation eMule has led agents to two foreign-exchange students in Minnesota who are accused of taking part in a cyber-crime ring in Vietnam that stole the identities of countless Americans and pilfered millions of dollars from online retailers. According to Star Tribune, court documents identified major …

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Australia 'Very Serious' about Cyber Crime, Says Minister

The Australian government says it is very conscious of the threat to the Australian community from computer hackers, ABC News reports. A report published in an Australian newspaper reveals concerns cybersecurity is a fundamental flaw of Australia’s national security. The report by strategic think-tank the Kokoda Foundation also indicates the …

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