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Cyber crime taking on sinister forms

10th April

Source : www.crime-research.org

Police expect 2012 will be plagued with internet-based crimes, especially scams, lese majeste offences and cyber-robberies.

Though police expect “ordinary” crimes such as human trafficking and drug dealing in communities will also keep them busy as usual this year, Crime Suppression Division chief Supisarn Bhakdinarinath stressed the need to keep a close watch on illegal online activities.

Over the past year, many people upcountry have fallen victim to Bangkok-based cyber crooks, especially in investment scams. Gangsters are exploiting cyber technology to lure rural people into handing over money.

Though the technology is relatively new, the thinking behind the cons is not. Thieves often play upon the greed of their victims to make illicit earnings.

“Their tricks are as familiar as the fool’s gold scam,” Pol Maj Gen Supisarn said.

He was referring to a scam in which a gang sets … Read More »

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Cyber-crime in 2012

10th April

Source : www.crime-research.org

There will be five categories of key players at the top of the cyber-crime game in 2012, according to Costin Raiu, director, Global Research &Analysis, Kaspersky Lab.

At the top of the list of key players in the cyber-crime landscape, are hacktivist groups such as the Saudi and Israeli hacktivists.

“According to our research, the hacktivist groups are at the top, the best examples are the Israeli-Saudi hackers who are hacking each other for national pride reasons; the Anonymous group which will target pretty much anyone they think is worth their attention; the Lulzsec team; the poison team, there are quite a few hacktivist groups to be honest, they are not doing it for money or profit, but for fun and national pride,” said Raiu.

The second group of key players is the big military superpowers, which are … Read More »

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Be protected from cybercrime

10th April

Source : www.crime-research.org

During March, Waterloo Regional Police, in partnership with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, the Ontario Provincial Police and municipal police services, are participating in Fraud Prevention Month.

The theme for this year’s campaign is Preventing On-Line Fraud.

Fraud Prevention Month creates an opportunity to raise awareness about the growth of cybercrime, as well as identify ways in which the public can work in partnership with police agencies to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim.

In Waterloo Region, complaints connected to online activity constitute approximately 20 per cent of fraud investigations.

The most common types of cybercrime investigated by Waterloo Regional Police include the apartment rental scam, the dating scam and the computer virus scam.

Approximately 15 per cent of locally investigated cybercrime involved identity theft. To reduce the likelihood of someone fraudulently using identities, police urge the public to … Read More »

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As cybercrime rises, so does a new – and successful – breed of cybercops

10th April

Source : www.crime-research.org

Amid the flurry of cybercrime news that dominated headlines last year, from rampaging hacktivists and cyberspies to rising sabotage threats to infrastructure control systems – there was something else: the cybercops on the beat did a better job, too.

While most studies and surveys found cybercrime was increasing and spawning more serious threats to society, one new study also finds that cybercops are doing a lot better at discovering criminal data breaches on their own – and then alerting the victim companies that frequently often had no idea of the financial and other data being stolen from their networks.

“The good news for organizations is that the effectiveness of law enforcement to detect breaches increased almost five-fold in 2011,” according to the Trustwave 2012 Global Security Report, published by a Chicago-based cybersecurity company that tracks cybercrime trends.

How … Read More »

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The State of Cybercrime [STATS]

10th April

Source : www.ewi.info

How much does it cost to buy a stolen credit card number on the black market? What about renting a botnet or setting up a fake online store designed to steal user identities?

Cybercrime involving stolen credit card numbers, money laundering, botnets and other black-hat activities is a huge business online. A new report [PDF] from PandaLabs uncovers the going price for some of the most popular kinds of cybercrime, and most Internet users would be surprised at the numbers behind common forms of online crime.

For example, you can purchase bank details for accounts with confirmed six-figure balances for $80 to $700. You can find someone to design and publish a fake online store for between $30 and $300. A credit card-cloning machine costs $200 to $1,000, and an actual fake ATM, … Read More »

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Statistics and the ‘Cyber Crime Epidemic’

10th April

By what percentage has Cyber Crime increased in the last 12 months? How many internet users Worldwide? How can this affect everyone from large companies to individuals?

Source : www.ewi.info

According to the recently released Norton Cyber Crime Report for 2011, 431 million adults worldwide were victims of cyber crime last year. The total cost of those crimes amounts to some $114 billion. This precise statement, however, hides an important problem: We actually lack comprehensive data in assessing the true scale and scope of cyber crime. This is because we primarily rely on businesses to voluntarily self-report incidences of attacks and intrusions without any means to verify their statements. To turn the tide in the fight against cyber crime, we first need to know its true impact on the world economy.

William W. Watt once remarked, “Do … Read More »

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