Articles by Bob Burls

About Bob Burls

Bob Burls is a UK-based IT Security consultant who has extensive experience in Computer Incident Response, the investigation of malicious code and other aspects of internet abuse following over a decade of serving as a Detective on the Metropolitan Police Computer Crime Unit, the NHTCU and the PCeU.

How a regular IT guy helped catch a botnet cybercriminal

How a regular IT guy helped catch a botnet cybercriminal

Veteran cybercrime investigator Bob Burls looks back on a case where the diligence of an IT professional helped convict a botmaster who had made tens of thousands of dollars.

How to report a computer crime: Fake anti-virus

How to report a crime: fake anti-virus

If you unwittingly downloaded malware to your computer which masqueraded as anti-virus software would you just clean it up and carry on, or report it to the authorities?

How to report a computer crime: Trolling

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Bob Burls, a veteran computer crime investigator, explains how to report an internet troll to the authorities.

How to report a computer crime: Phishing attack

How to report a computer crime: Phishing attack

What would you do if you unwittingly became a victim of a phishing attack? Do you know how you'd go about reporting the phishing to the authorities?

How to report a computer crime: SQL injection website attack

How to report a computer crime: SQL injection attack

What would you do if your website was compromised by SQL injection? Do you know how you would go about reporting the crime to the authorities?

How to report a computer crime: malware by email

How to report a computer crime: malware by email

If you have ever unwittingly downloaded malware as a result of opening an attachment in an email, did you report it to the police? Here's why you should, and how you should go about doing it.