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The A to Z of cyber crime

The A to Z of cyber crime

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>

Tucows joins Global Fraud Fighting Community

Tucows joins Global Fraud Fighting Community

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Ethoca - an organisation set up to make eCommerce safer for companies and web surfers alike - has signed up the world's third largest domain name and email provider. Tucows has joined Ethoca's Global Fraud Fighting Community. Explains Ethoca: "The biggest... >>

Spam on the increase

Spam on the increase

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A couple of weeks ago, an American ISP called McColo was shut down after accusations that it was helping spammers send out junk mail including online fraud and child pornography. It was shut down and suddenly the amount of spam on the Internet slumped... >>

Online thieves making £3.3bn

Online thieves making £3.3bn

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Security experts Symantec reckon online fraudsters are making a whooping £3.3bn out of unsuspecting web surfers. After studying the internet's underground economy for a year, Symantec believes this is the figure online criminals are making out of selling... >>

Identities being sold online for £80

Identities being sold online for £80

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According to a new report, online fraudsters can make as much as £15,000 from a stolen identity. The terrifying findings were published to mark Get Safe Online Week. They revealed that identities are being sold online for £80 including credit card details,... >>