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Cybercrime Thwarted...For The Time Being
2012-04-27 04:18:42

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Looking for some credit card numbers online to perpetrate some internet villainy? Britain´s Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) just made things more difficult for you. According to the British organization, they have now shuttered 36 websites in the UK, US and Australia which were selling compromised credit card data. Working with the FBI, SOCA says this development is the culmination of more than 2 years of investigative work. Not to be...

Online Romance Scams Hit Hundreds Of Thousands Of Victims
2011-09-28 04:53:11

New study reveals scale and prevalence of new form of fraud New online research led by the University of Leicester reveals that over 200,000 people living in Britain may have fallen victim to online romance scams — far more than had been previously estimated. The study is believed to be the first formal academic analysis to measure the scale of this growing problem. In the 'online romance scam' criminals set up fake identities using stolen photographs (often of models or army...

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2011-07-28 04:45:00

A 19-year-old British man was arrested on Wednesday in Scotland as part of an investigation into the hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec. The man, who authorities believe used the online nickname "ËœTopiary', is suspected of being a prominent player in a number of cyber attacks by the two hacking collectives. The groups have claimed responsibility for breaking into the networks of the CIA, Sony and many other private and public websites. Scotland Yard's cybercrime unit made the...

2006-04-03 02:11:51

LONDON (Reuters) - A new British national crime-fighting unit modeled on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will be launched by the government on Monday with the aim of taking on major criminal gangs. The Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA), which will have a staff of around 5,000, will tackle drug traffickers, people smugglers, global pedophile networks and sophisticated fraudsters. British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who will officially launch the unit later on...