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Microsoft goes CSI in the fight against cybercrime

Microsoft goes CSI in the fight against cybercrime

By 15 November 2013

Cybercriminals beware: Microsoft has built a new headquarters where it will be equipped to take you down. Microsoft is already a force to be reckoned with when it comes to destroying cybercrime. Last summer it working with the FBI to take down the massive... >>

Government cyber weapons programme to defend UK digital networks

Government cyber weapons programme to defend UK digital networks

By 31 May 2011

UK cyber security is apparently getting a boost according to a report by the Guardian, which states that a Government programme has begun developing offensive cyber weapons - adding to existing defensive capabilities. The defence minister, Nick Harvey,... >>

Facebook status could increase risk of burglary say police

Facebook status could increase risk of burglary say police

By 24 December 2010

Whether you’re on the way to your family for Christmas this year, or your already there you: Better watch out, Better not cry! Better not pout! We're telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to rob you! Clearly Santa Claus isn't going to rob you, but... >>

Zuckerburg Time Person of the Year as Facebook crime soars

Zuckerburg Time Person of the Year as Facebook crime soars

By 15 December 2010

Mark Zuckerburg, billionaire founder of Facebook, has just been made Time magazine's Person of the Year under the shadow of reports that Facebook is becoming a hive crime - both oniline and in the real world. A report just out has marked Facebook as having... >>

The A to Z of cyber crime

The A to Z of cyber crime

By 26 October 2009

The profile of the hacker has changed dramatically since their first appearance on the consumer internet radar 20 or so years ago and, with it, so has the nature of their crime. Whereas online attacks were anarchic attempts to undermine the system, what... >>

Criminals launder money using iTunes and Amazon

Criminals launder money using iTunes and Amazon

By 11 June 2009

Nine people are being held in custody after allegedly earning $300,000 by buying their own records from iTunes and Amazon with stolen credit cards. The gang supposedly used a US company to upload tracks to iTunes and Amazon.com, and then bought that content... >>

Hackers win $10,000 prize for webmail break-in

Hackers win $10,000 prize for webmail break-in

By 5 June 2009

Telesign, creators of voice-based authentication software, was so confident of its StrongWebMail.com webmail site, recently launched, that it set up a prize fund of $10,000 for anyone able to break into it successfully. Only a week later, a group of security... >>

HP offers notebook tracking and recovery service

HP offers notebook tracking and recovery service

By 2 June 2009

Take a second to think about the computer you're reading this on. If it was lost or stolen, would you be losing important information? Could it be a security risk? HP has announced that it's going to be offering a new optional service with future laptops... >>

Petty criminals to be sentenced via video link

Petty criminals to be sentenced via video link

By 27 May 2009

Police have announced that they'll be setting up virtual courtrooms in major shopping centres across the UK. In an attempt to improve the speed at which justice gets done, petty criminals will be sentenced by video link to magistrates. London's first... >>

Prisoners running "empires" using PlayStations

Prisoners running "empires" using PlayStations

By 14 May 2009

A row has erupted between the UK Prison Service and the Police's Serious Organized Crime Agency over consoles with internet connectivity. The latter claims that prisoners are using "PlayStations" to run their empires from within prison walls. "People... >>


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