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 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.
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 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
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.
The Police Central eCrime Unit has arrested a man in east London on suspicion of laundering money from online crime, according to a statement by the Metropolitan Police