Top ATM Skimming Countries in 2013

Criminals are using exploiting holes in wireless security to steal passwords and account details from ATM machines without the need installing skimming devices. Criminals conduct this activity by placing a “skimming” device over the card reader of a legitimate ATM and install a pin pad over the keys. When a customer would use the ATM,… Continue reading Top ATM Skimming Countries in 2013

Impact to Japanese Manga Sales from Online Piracy

The Japan Book Publishers Association and other publishing sources reported that online piracy of popular Japanese comic books are causing sales to drop. Popular manga series such as Naruto and One Piece are quickly posted at online websites. There have also been incidents where the manga is pirated and posted online before it was released… Continue reading Impact to Japanese Manga Sales from Online Piracy

Kidnapping Statistics in Mexico as of Feb 2014

Based on statistics about kidnapping released in Mexico, there were 4,051 kidnapping victims across Mexico that were officially reported to criminal justice programs between December 2012 and February 28, 2014. 2,922 of the kidnapping victims were released, while 1,129 victims were still being held for ransom. 71 percent of the kidnapping victims were males. 69… Continue reading Kidnapping Statistics in Mexico as of Feb 2014

Cybercrime Revenue in Mexico

According to security agents in Mexico, hackers, extortionists and other cyber criminals generated $3 Billion in revenue from various forms of cybercrimes in Mexico in 2013. Criminal justice programs in the country handled 23,543 cases of cybercrime in 2013. The director of the Scientific Police Division in Mexico stated that when hackers take over a… Continue reading Cybercrime Revenue in Mexico

Online Piracy Rate in Spain During 2013

A study on digital content by La Coalicion found that 51 percent of internet users in Spain accessed pirated content in 2013. 84 percent of all digital content, such as movies and music, were illegally consumed in Spain during the year. 43 percent of the internet users who committed online piracy stated that they had… Continue reading Online Piracy Rate in Spain During 2013

Impact of Cybercrime in Ireland

According to a report by Grant Thornton, cybercrime activities costs the economy of Ireland up to $822 Million (€600 Million) per year. The number of security data breaches reported in 2012 increased by 32 percent when compared to the previous year. Officials with the Data Protection Commissioner state that the number of data breaches reported… Continue reading Impact of Cybercrime in Ireland

‘Ndragheta Mafia Annual Revenue

According to research organization Demoskopika in Italy, the mafia syndicate ‘Ndrangheta collected $73 Billion (€53 Billion) in revenue in 2013. The various revenue streams for the syndicate is as follows: Drug Trafficking and Illegal Drug Sales: $33.3 Billion (€24.2 Billion). Illegal Waste Dumping: $27 Billion (€19.6 Billion). Extortion Payments: $3.9 Billion (€2.9 Billion). Embezzlement: $3.3… Continue reading ‘Ndragheta Mafia Annual Revenue

Cost of Corruption in Cambodia

The international Labor Organization released a report that stated that corruption in Cambodia causes $1.7 Billion in annual losses to the Cambodian economy, or about 10 percent of Cambodia’s GDP. According to business and firms who answered a survey, the companies spend an average of 9 percent of their sales to pay bribes to officials.… Continue reading Cost of Corruption in Cambodia

Profit from Smuggling Cigarettes in the United States

According to figures released by an official with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a cigarette smuggler can make up to $500,000 from from smuggling cigarettes between states on the East Coast. The smuggler legitimately buys 200 cases of cigarettes in southern states such as North Carolina or South Carolina. Then, the smuggler… Continue reading Profit from Smuggling Cigarettes in the United States

Types of Bets Placed at Illegal Casinos in India

According to a report by accounting firm KPMG and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the estimated size of the illegal gambling market in India is worth $49 Billion (3 Trillion Rupees). In a report by Reuters news, most of the illegal casinos operated out of jewelry shops. This allows the bookmaker… Continue reading Types of Bets Placed at Illegal Casinos in India