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Fraud prevention service Cifas appoints Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer. Downing was previously assistant chief constable of Kent & Essex Police, where he oversaw serious, organised, economic and cyber crime as well as being the national...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
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Site hosting stolen credentials taken down in wake of international operation

A website which provided access to more than 12 billion personal credentials to cyber criminals for as little as $2 per day has now been taken down following a detailed investigation led by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in collaboration with various international law...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
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Europol publishes SIRIUS EU Digital Evidence Situation Report 2019

A new report just issued by Europol aims to paint a detailed picture of the access status afforded to European Union (EU) Member States when it comes to electronic evidence held by foreign-based online service providers in 2018. The report presents data in relation to the volume...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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Fraud and false accounting charges levelled at former Serco directors by SFO

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged two individuals with fraud and false accounting in relation to its investigation into Serco’s electronic monitoring contract with the Ministry of Justice. Nicholas Woods (former finance director of Serco Home Affairs) and Simon Marshall...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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Cyber crime site selling hacking tool taken down following international operation

A website which sold a hacking tool purchased by cyber criminals in 124 countries and gave full remote control of victims’ computers has been taken down following an international investigation. 14,500 people across the world purchased the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019
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Holography trade body looks ahead to “new growth and opportunity” in 2020

Rising global demand for ID and packaging security and authentication devices will strengthen the market for holography in 2020. That’s according to the sector’s international trade body, namely the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA). The IHMA sees the...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019
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Fortinet forecasts advanced AI and counter threat intelligence to evolve in 2020

Fortinet, the automated cyber security solutions business, has unveiled predictions from the FortiGuard Labs team about the threat landscape for 2020 and beyond. These predictions reveal methods that Fortinet anticipates cyber criminals will employ in the near future, along with...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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New Parliamentary review “will enhance response” to serious and organised crime

A new drive designed to crack down on all forms of serious and organised crime begins with the launch of a wide-ranging formal Government review that will look to identify ways of bolstering the response to threats such as county lines, people trafficking, drugs, child sexual...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019
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United Kingdom all set to host 93rd Interpol General Assembly in 2024

The UK will host the General Assembly of the international policing organisation Interpol in 2024 – the largest global gathering of senior law enforcement officials and heads of ministries. The announcement was made during the 88th Interpol General Assembly in Santiago, Chile...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019
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“Better co-ordination needed to tackle causes of serious and organised crime”

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament’s latest report suggests that the Government doesn’t know how successfully it’s addressing serious and organised crime at present. Serious and organised crime is increasing, with at least 4,500 organised criminal...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019