Cryptocurrency-mining criminals that netted $3 million gear up for more

Enlarge / Money. (credit: AMC) Researchers have uncovered what they said is one of the biggest malicious currency mining operations ever, with more than $ 3 million worth of digital coin. Now, the operators are gearing up to make more. The unknown criminals generated the windfall over the past 18 months. The campaign has mainly […]

UK will seize assets held by foreign criminals, says security chief

The UK has introduced sweeping new powers which, according to the country’s security minister, will be used to seize the assets of foreign criminals. Speaking to the Times, cabinet minister Ben Wallace said that he would use “the full force of the government” to stifle the activities of investors using Britain as a haven for their […]

The law that’s freeing UK’s 'worst rapist,' while other petty criminals face indefinite terms

Many are asking why the UK’s ‘worst sex offender’ – a cabbie believed to have assaulted 100 women – will be freed from jail while thousands of others on indeterminate sentences for lesser crimes are still without a release date. John Worboys, 60, a former stripper and porn actor, was convicted of 19 offences in […]

Bitcoin only good for tech nerds, privacy nuts & criminals – ING analyst

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 11:15 Dutch multinational bank ING says bitcoin won’t see large-scale adoption, as the cryptocurrency doesn’t have much to offer ordinary people with its basic features a significant hurdle to legalization. “What they regard as key benefits, may actually be impediments to wider adoption… Users will include tech nerds, people obsessed […]

Cisco is linking up with Interpol to share data about the cyber criminals it finds on its network

Thomson Reuters On Tuesday, Cisco announced that it will share “cybercrime” data with the international police network Interpol. The data includes information and analysis about security threats that Cisco already aggregates through an existing research arm, Cisco Talos. The company said it won’t share information about customer vulnerabilities.  It’s a warm nod to law enforcement in an industry that […]

Cash-strapped police relax monitoring of sex offender to focus on ‘high-risk’ criminals

British police forces are to scale back on their monitoring of sex offenders, including rapists, to focus on higher-risk criminals, the National Police Chiefs’ Council has said. Under the new scheme, the risk sex offenders pose to the public will be reassessed, and thorough measures originally designed to stop them from reoffending, such as annual […]

Criminals set cash on fire in bungled ATM robbery (PHOTO)

Published time: 31 May, 2017 20:22 An attempt by wannabe thieves to break into an ATM went awry after the grifters inadvertently set their prospective loot alight. Police in Everett, a city north of Seattle in Washington state, said firefighters were called to Coastal Community Bank Tuesday morning after bandits had attempted to open the […]

Tactically Subdue Criminals In SWAT Shooter Police Stories

Between the SWAT series, Door Kickers, and the in-development Tear Through, games about tactically controlling police is small but growing sub-genre. Police Stories looks like the next intriguing entry to watch, combining real-time action with strategic systems, non-lethal mechanics, and randomly-generated encounters. Working with your AI-controlled partner, Police Stories pits your duo against unknown layouts, […]

Cyber criminals 'could target smart phones in bid to hold users to ransom'

The rise of internet-connected devices gives attackers more opportunity to deploy their increasingly “aggressive” and “confrontational” tactics, says a joint report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA). It highlights the huge amount of personal information on consumer gadgets which could be exploited by criminals seeking to commit extortion […]