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Cybercrime fighters ready to up their game, but will it be enough?

Cyber crimefighters ready to up their game, but will it be enough?

Microsoft's opening of a state-of-the-art Cybercrime Center offers hope of better collaboration between law enforcement and industry experts in fighting online threats. How will these developments affect the safety of the digital world, and is there more that needs to be done?

Ransomware scares victims with child sex abuse images

Ransomware scares victims with child sex abuse images

A ransomware attack takes a sinister twist - displaying images of the purported sexual abuse of children in an attempt to scare computer users into paying up.

UK police hunting down thousands who bought identity fraud packages from Confidential Access website

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Met Police are looking for the 11,000 customers who bought fake IDs, driving licences, bank statements, tips on how to commit fraud and other illegal files from the site.

Metropolitan Police malware warning issued - beware the ransomware attack!

Metropolitan Police malware warning issued - beware the ransomware attack!

The Metropolitan Police has warned Windows users of a malware attack that poses as a message from the computer crime-fighting cops themselves.

Over 1000 email addresses exposed by Metropolitan Police blunder

Over 1000 email addresses exposed by Metropolitan Police blunder

1136 victims of crime have had their email addresses inadvertently shared with one another, according to reports.

Six people arrested in million pound student loan phishing scam

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Police arrest four men and two women in connection with a scheme that stole over a million pounds from British students.

BlackBerry blog hacked after London riots

BlackBerry blog hacked after London riots

Hackers have defaced the BlackBerry blog, angry at RIM's announcement that they would help the authorities investigate who was responsible for riots which have hit London.

London's Metropolitan police re-invest in fighting cybercrime

London's Metropolitan police re-invest in fighting cybercrime

London's Metropolitan Police Service, colloquially known as The Met, has quadrupled the size of its cybercrime unit in the last two months.

This is a handy crime-fighting reversal after last year's 30% budget cut.

Met Police arrest five in Anonymous DDoS attacks probe

Met Police arrest five in Anonymous DDoS attacks probe

A dawn raid by UK computer crime cops investigating WikiLeaks-related DDoS attacks results in the arrest of five people, aged 15-26.