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Met’s cybercrime team arrest four people in London in connection with £1m bank theft

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The Metropolitan police cybercrime unit have arrested four people in the London area in connection with a £1m bank loss. Two houses were raided uncovering £80k in cash and a live hand grenade. Detectives from the force’s new cybercrime unit (MPCCU) which was launched in October, carried out the operation after… Read more »

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US state to tighten laws against cyber harassment

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Cyber harassment could soon be considered a crime in the state of New Jersey. The crackdown on cybercrime could land offenders in jail for up to 18 months or issue them with a hefty fine of up to $10k. State senator, Donald Norcross wants to cover the ‘cyber loophole’ under current law… Read more »

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Bitcoin value halved thanks to China’s restriction on exchanges

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After hitting an all-time high in November 2013, digital currency bitcoin has fallen to less than half the value it was recently trading for. This drop in value comes after reports that China has attempted to restrict trade in the virtual currency. BTC China has said that local payment companies… Read more »

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Swedish man fined £400,000 for sharing film online

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An unnamed Swedish man has been handed a 4.3m Swedish Krona fine – equivalent to £400k – for uploading one film to a toerrent sharing website. He has also been given a suspended jail setence and 160 hours of community service. He is thought to have uploaded up to 500… Read more »

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27-year-old man arrested in connection with defamatory ‘revenge-porn’ site

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A 27-year-old man, named Kevin Bollaert has been arrested in connection with a revenge porn website. Bollaert has been accused of making the site dubbed, ‘UGotPosted’ which allows the publication of intimate images without permission of the featured individual. The site linked the intimate photographs to the individuals personal social… Read more »

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Healthcare giant Kaiser notifies 49,000 patients of privacy breach

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Kaiser has suffered a privacy breach at its Anaheim Medical Center. The breach is thought to have affected at least 49,000 of the healthcare company’s patients. A computer flash drive was reported missed at the hospital on September 25th 2013. The storage drive did not include social security numbers or… Read more »

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California based health system suffers data breach

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A third party vendor removed electronic security safeguards from a California based Health System server which exposed the data of 32,500 patients who had received treatment at Goleta Valley College Hospital, Santa Barbara. Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital in Solvang, and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital were also affected between September… Read more »

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Android users duped by developer to release personal data to advertisers

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Tens of millions of Android users have been ‘deceived’ by a developer who covertly gathered personal data, the US Federal Trade Commission is quoted by BBC News as saying. GoldenShores Technologies took ID and location data from the millions using its Brightest Flashlight app. The developer shared the data with… Read more »

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Android users duped by developer to release personal data to advertisers

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Tens of millions of Android users have been ‘deceived’ by a developer who covertly gathered personal data, the US Federal Trade Commission is quoted by BBC News as saying. GoldenShores Technologies took ID and location data from the millions using its Brightest Flashlight app. The developer shared the data with… Read more »

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London police targeting websites hosting illegal content

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Websites illegally hosting copyrighted content have been targeted by City of London Police. BBC News reports that in an operation run by the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit, 61 websites were identified as displaying unauthorized material. Many websites were asked directly to “correct their behaviour” and “operate legitimately”. Details of those… Read more »

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