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Pikachu helps US police with their enquiries

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Not content with luring millions of sedentary teenagers outdoors for the first time in their lives, Pokémon Go has now also become a crime-busting tool. Law enforcement officers in America are attempting to snare wanted criminals by inviting them to hunt down rare Pokémon characters located in their police stations…. Read more »

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Baltimore police officer details posted online

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Hackers connected with the group Anonymous have published details of police officers from the City of Baltimore Police Department. The hackers claim that these details are the email addresses and passwords for seven serving employees within the Baltimore Police Department and one city official. The disclosure occurred after the death… Read more »

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Encryption good for business, bad for law enforcement

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Although businesses and individuals are often encouraged to improve their cyber security through encryption, Europol’s Rob Wainwright recently warned that increasingly sophisticated encryption software is having a tangible effect on fighting crime. The BBC reports that Wainwright has said that tech firms should consider the impact of their encryption software… Read more »

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UK cybercrime raids result in 56 arrests

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Dozens of cyber criminals have been detained after the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) launched a “strike week” across the country. The raids were coordinated between the NCA, Metropolitan police, and regional organised crime squads. The arrests targeted a variety of cyber criminals, from hackers and fraudsters to virus-writers and… 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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