Average Sextortion Blackmail Demand Online

Interpol and cyber crime officials in the Philippines broke up an industrial-style extortion ring that as blackmailing hundreds of people around the world through online channels. According to security agencies, the 58 people who were arrested in May 2014 would contact people through social media. After establishing a relationship, the group would obtain intimate or… Continue reading Average Sextortion Blackmail Demand Online

Earnings of Chinese Hackers Targeting Online Games

In a translated account published in Tech in Asia, the operations and financial earnings of a hacking group in China that targets online games was broken down. The group targets online games in China due to its low levels of security. Due to the costs to harden its servers, game developers in China choose not… Continue reading Earnings of Chinese Hackers Targeting Online Games

Cost to Buy Counterfeit Euros in Bulk

According to financial regulators and security officers, since the introduction of the Euro in January 1, 2002, there have been over 6 million counterfeit euros and fake banknotes that have been removed from circulation. Intelligence officers estimate that over half of these fake notes were produced in the Italian town of Giugliano. (More crime in… Continue reading Cost to Buy Counterfeit Euros in Bulk

Fraud Cases Investigated in London

According to statistics reported by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, there were 230,845 cases of fraud record during the 2013/2014 fiscal year in Britain. The figures averages out to over 630 cases of fraud being reported each day. The number of fraud cases reported was 89 percent higher than the previous fiscal year, when 122,240… Continue reading Fraud Cases Investigated in London

Cyber Crime Cases Investigated in Dubai

Security officials in Dubai reported that there were 1,419 cases of cyber crimes reported in the Emirate in 2013. The number of cyber crime cases has been increasing over the past several years. In 2011, there were 588 cases of electronic crimes reported to police. In 2012, there were 792 cases of cyber crimes. It… Continue reading Cyber Crime Cases Investigated in Dubai

Artifact and Antique Smuggling in Syria

An artifact smuggler was quoted in the media as saying that the ability to smuggle ancient artifacts and antiques from historic sites in Syria has become easier and more rampant since the start of the violent civil conflict. According to the report, artifact such as vases, silver coins and ceramic figures are all being looted… Continue reading Artifact and Antique Smuggling in Syria

Cost to Buy a Fully Loaded Movie and TV Show Streaming Site

A report by TorrentFreak stated that an online service is providing customers with the ability to set up a fully working online streaming site that displays pirated movies and television shows. People who are looking to own their own movie streaming site pay at least $200 to the service. Once payment is complete, the service… Continue reading Cost to Buy a Fully Loaded Movie and TV Show Streaming Site

Use of Online Gambling Sites to Launder Money

A threat intelligence report by McAfee has found that many cyber criminals are using online gambling sites to launder money that they have earned from ransomware and other cyber crimes. According to internet security researchers, criminals use VPNs and online currency such as Bitcoins to fund their accounts at online gambling sites. Due to the… Continue reading Use of Online Gambling Sites to Launder Money

Value of Fake Goods Seized in Jamaica

Criminal justice agencies in Jamaica reportedly seized $14.5 Million (1.6 Billion Jamaican Dollars) worth of counterfeit goods across the country between April 2013 to April 2014. Security agents in Jamaica state that proceeds from the sale of counterfeits are used to fund the operations of organized crime groups active in the country. Between the time… Continue reading Value of Fake Goods Seized in Jamaica

Counterfeit Goods Cases in Vietnam in 2014

Security officers in Vietnam reported that its agencies investigated over 25,000 cases of counterfeit goods entering the country in the first 4 months of 2014. According to officials, up to 80 percent of the counterfeit goods sold in Vietnam originates from China. On average, enforcement agents with the Ministry of Industry and Trade investigate 90,000… Continue reading Counterfeit Goods Cases in Vietnam in 2014