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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.

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.

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.

December 12, 2011 by

Six arrested in student loan phishing swoop

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.

November 25, 2011 by

GCHQ to take hub role in UK cybersecurity

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

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

September 12, 2011 by

Police warn of ransomware scam

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.


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