crime

Mafia Fugitive Captured After 20 Years, Thanks To Google Street View

Italian police arrest a leading mafia fugitive in Spain after he spent 20 years on the run, thanks to an…

2 weeks ago

UK Police Forces Seize £300m In Cryptocurrencies – Report

New Scientist investigation reveals British police have seized more than £300m in cryptocurrencies during criminal investigations

2 weeks ago

Sting Operation With Underworld App, Results In Hundreds Of Arrests

Police around the world have arrested more than 800 people after using encrypted messaging app An0m developed by law enforcement

7 months ago

Australian Man Charged Over Falsifying Covid-19 QR Code

South Australian man charged over allegedly covering shop's Covid-19 check-in code with a false one that led users to an…

9 months ago

Turkish Crypto Exchange Boss Flees Country Amidst $2bn Fraud Probe

Chief executive of Turkish cryptocurrency trading platform Thodex flees to Albania as estimated $2bn in investors' assets reportedly lost

9 months ago

Man Shot Dead In YouTube ‘Prank’

A 'prank' robbery filmed in the United States for a YouTube video, reportedly results in a 20-year old man being…

11 months ago

US Government Seizes $1bn In Silk Road Bitcoins

US investigators seize more than $1bn in Bitcoin from account linked to Silk Road online black marketplace, the largest Bitcoin…

1 year ago

Police ‘Crack’ EncroChat Encryption, Resulting In Hundreds Of Arrests

Organised crime around Europe has been dealt a huge blow after authorities cracked the encryption of a messaging system used…

2 years ago

Rakuten Takes Applications Ahead Of Cryptocurrency Exchange Launch

Rakuten Wallet is one of several major crypto-asset platforms arriving in Japan in the coming weeks, even as authorities battle…

3 years ago

German States Approve Criminal Law Targeting Dark Web Infrastructure

The proposal would hand prison sentences to those whose dark web platforms are used for criminal purposes

3 years ago

Cryptocurrency Crime Losses Surge By 400 Percent

Scams and fraud involving cryptocurrencies rose to £1.3bn last year – in spite of an 80 percent drop in crypto-asset…

3 years ago

Cyber-Crime Losses Soar To £34.6m In Second Half Of 2018

More than 13,000 people reported falling victim to cyber-crime in the latter part of the year, as hackers target email…

3 years ago

IT Life: Jamie Hutton, Quantexa

Quantexa chief technology officer Jamie Hutton talks about artificial intelligence, international money laundering, and his favourite DJ app

3 years ago

Quora Mega-Breach Could Open Users To Targeted Scams

The hack exposed personal data on 100 million users, as well as information from linked accounts such as Google, Facebook…

3 years ago

North Korea Targeted £850m In Four Year Hacking Spree

North Korea's financial hacking operations are using increasingly sophisticated techniques as the country grows more desperate for cash, finds a…

3 years ago

Regulators Consider Record-Breaking £30m Fine For Tesco Bank Hack

The 2016 incident, the first mass breach of accounts at a western bank, forced Tesco's financial arm to temporarily shut…

3 years ago

British Airways Hack ‘Compromises’ Customers’ Financial Details

The incident involved the theft of payment card details over a period of two weeks at the height of the…

3 years ago

Fraud Experts Warn Over Compromise Of Passport Data In Air Canada Breach

Hackers may have accessed detailed passport information on thousands of Air Canada customers after its app was compromised late last…

3 years ago

Encryption Helping Crooks Evade Police, Finds NCA

Apps for encrypted communications are now being used by criminals of all kinds, not just hackers, says the National Crime…

4 years ago

Online Data Pushes Identity Theft To Record High

Social media also contributed to a sharp rise in young people taking part in money laundering scams

4 years ago

Data Centre Heists: Raiders Steal Hundreds Of Bitcoin-Mining Servers In Iceland

Eleven suspects have now been arrested in connection with the crime spree, the biggest in Iceland's history

4 years ago

MoneyTaker Criminals Make Off With £10m Using Stealth Malware

The 'MoneyTaker' group has made off with around $10m so far from banks in the UK, US and Russia, all…

4 years ago

Interpol & Cisco To Combat Cyber Crime At Singapore Nerve Centre

Cisco is to contribute its world-spanning cyber-threat analysis to help battle increasingly sophisticated internet threats

4 years ago

Eastern European Banks Hit By £100m Cyber Crime Wave

A string of related thefts targeting banks in eastern Europe and former Soviet countries involved the coordination of physical and…

4 years ago

US Arrests Chinese Man For Multiple Cyber-Attacks

The 36-year-old was arrested in Los Angeles on hacking charges linked to the high-profile hacks of the US Office of…

4 years ago

US Government Seeks Information On Thousands Of Protest Website Visitors

Dreamhost said it plans to fight a search warrant demanding information on a protest site, including the IP addresses of…

4 years ago

Home Office Overlooks Scale Of Online Fraud Warns NAO

Must do better! National Audit Office says online fraud is costing billions of pounds, but is still not a priority…

5 years ago

SWIFT Profits Drop 31 Percent Following Bangladesh Hack

The SWIFT transfer network has seen profits slashed after it invested in expanding security operations following the $81m Bangladesh Bank…

5 years ago

WannaCry Ransom Note ‘Written By Chinese Speaker’

Researchers have found a linguistic link between WannaCry's ransom notes and the language used in southern China, Taiwan or Singapore

5 years ago

Google And Facebook Hooked By $100m Phishing Scheme

The IT giants were tricked into paying millions to a scammer who impersonated a major Taiwanese electronics supplier, prosecutors say

5 years ago