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November 15, 2011 by

PCeU to be rolled into National Crime Agency

The government is to place the Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit inside the new National Crime Agency, as it regroups previously dispersed units into a single organisation supported by regional e-crime hubs

May 30, 2012 by

Police expect Anonymous backlash to Assange verdict

UK police expect hacktivist group Anonymous to launch distributed-denial-of-service attacks in protest over a UK Supreme Court decision that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden.The Metropolitan Police Central eCrime Unit (PCeU) are monitoring online chatter on Twitter and internet relay chat channels about the Supreme Court decision on Wednesday morning.

June 7, 2012 by

Expert: Firms need wider e-crime reporting options

Businesses need to be able to report cyber- and electronic crime to a number of organisations, and not only to the police, according to Cambridge University computer security expert Richard Clayton.Companies can currently report serious cybercrime to different police forces and units in the UK, including units in the Metropolitan and City of London police.

May 30, 2012 by

Top e-cop: Olympics suppliers may be cyber targets

Olympics suppliers and sponsors may be more of a target for cyberattack than central Olympics IT systems, according to Police Central eCrime Unit head Charlie McMurdie.Many of the central IT systems used to run the Olympics will not be easily accessible from the internet, McMurdie told ZDNet UK at a Westminster eForum cybersecurity event on Wednesday.

May 17, 2012 by

UK Facebook hacker sentenced to jail for a year

A man has been sent to jail for hacking into a Facebook account and accessing the email facility.Gareth Crosskey, a 21 year-old man from Lancing in Sussex, was arrested on 14 July 2011 by officers from the Metropolitan Police Central eCrime Unit (PCeU), having committed the offence in January 2011, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement on Wednesday.

April 16, 2012 by

Hacker jailed over BPAS abortion service attack

A 27-year-old West Midlands man has been imprisoned for hacking into the systems of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, one of the country's leading abortion providers.James Jeffery was sentenced to two years and eight months on Friday at Southwark Crown Court.

April 13, 2012 by

Teenagers arrested over anti-terrorist hotline jam

Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with the alleged hacking of the UK's Anti-Terrorist Hotline on Thursday.The attack in question had been claimed by the TeamPoison hacker group, which previously targeted the United Nations, the Home Office and RIM.

March 30, 2012 by

Gang members sentenced over Apple and Amazon fraud

Three people have been sentenced for participating in a massive online music fraud, in which the gang uploaded music to iTunes and Amazon before using compromised cards to buy it back in large volumes.At Southwark Crown Court on Thursday, James Batchelor was jailed for two years, Siobhan Clarke was given an eight-month suspended sentence and 150 hours' unpaid work, and Colton Johnson was order to undertake 80 hours' unpaid work.

March 9, 2012 by

Man arrested over hacking of abortion provider site

A man has been arrested in the West Midlands on suspicion of hacking an abortion provider's website and obtaining limited information about the site's visitors.The Met's Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) raided an address in Wednesbury in the early hours of Friday morning, following a complaint on Thursday.


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