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.
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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.
A teenager has been arrested in Newcastle over alleged cyberattacks by the TeamPoison hacking group against Tony Blair and international law enforcement agencies
In an unusual move, a group of hackers has attempted to blackmail a Belgian bank for €150,000 over client data lifted from a compromised server
The European Cybercrime Centre in The Hague will pool information from private and public organisations, and will offer advice to businesses on cyberattacks, officials have said in revealing more details of the hub
A series of raids across the UK have picked up 14 people thought to have stolen £1m from a British woman, only to spend it in a Christmas buying spree on cheeseburgers, computers and gold bars
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.
The FBI has confimed that hackers intercepted a conference call to discuss the Anonymous hacking group with Scotland Yard and other cybercrime officers, after obtaining an email setting up the call
Six people have been arrested for allegedly taking part in a phishing scam that targeted hundreds of UK students.Four men and two women were arrested by officers from the Police Central eCrime Unit (PCeU) on Thursday for allegedly taking part in the student loans fraud, which the Metropolitan Police unit said netted over £1m.
The UK government has unveiled a new cybersecurity strategy, which calls on GCHQ to run a hub where businesses can put aside their hesitations to share information on threats between themselves and the public sector
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
Businesses will be asked to share sensitive security information with competitors as part of the UK government's upcoming Cyber Security Strategy, ZDNet UK has learned
The Metropolitan Police's Central e-Crime Unit has saved the UK around £140m in the last six months through its efforts to crack down on internet fraud, DDoS attacks and distribution of malware
The Met Police continues to target online criminals...
Police have been involved in a global operation that saw thousands of illegal pharmaceutical websites taken down in the UK
Online criminals are trying extort money in the name of the Metropolitan Police, in an ongoing series of attacks, the London police service has warned.Users visiting certain infected websites have downloaded malware which locks their computer, the Metropolitan Police Service's Central eCrime Unit (PCeU) warned on Friday.
A court has ordered Ryan Cleary and Jake Davis, two teenagers accused of taking part in Anonymous and LulzSec hacking campaigns, to appear to enter pleas in January
The Metropolitan Police have charged a 22-year-old man from Cleveland with being involved in denial-of-service attacks carried out by the Anonymous activist group
The official BlackBerry blog has been defaced by a purported Team Poison hacker, who threatened to expose employee data if RIM does not stop helping police identify London rioters using BBM
Forces around the UK are jointly setting up regional units that will have the power to hack into suspect computers and deploy keylogging software and other malware
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