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Five Nigerians arrested for alleged cyber-crime in Bangladesh

Five Nigerians arrested for alleged cyber-crime in Bangladesh

Bangladesh on map. [Photo Credit: Operation World]

Five Nigerians were arrested on Tuesday in Savar, Bangladesh, for alleged fraud and cyber-crime.

According to a report published by Bangla News 24, a news portal in Bangladesh, a team of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) apprehended and detained the suspects after raiding their house at Alamnagar Sugandhya Housing at Hemayutpur area.

Following a tip-off, the PBI team led by additional superintendent of police, ARM Alif, conducted the raid in the house in the afternoon.

The police also seized four laptops, 11 mobile phones, 20 SIM cards, some pen-drives and cash.

“The detained Nigerian citizens have been residing in the rented flat for a year. They are members

Read more at: http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/239649-five-nigerians-arrested-alleged-cyber-crime-bangladesh.html

Five Nigerians arrested for alleged cyber-crime in Bangladesh …

Five Nigerians arrested for alleged cyber-crime in Bangladesh

Bangladesh on map. [Photo Credit: Operation World]

Five Nigerians were arrested on Tuesday in Savar, Bangladesh, for alleged fraud and cyber-crime.

According to a report published by Bangla News 24, a news portal in Bangladesh, a team of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) apprehended and detained the suspects after raiding their house at Alamnagar Sugandhya Housing at Hemayutpur area.

Following a tip-off, the PBI team led by additional superintendent of police, ARM Alif, conducted the raid in the house in the afternoon.

The police also seized four laptops, 11 mobile phones, 20 SIM cards, some pen-drives and cash.

“The detained Nigerian citizens have been residing in the rented flat for a year. They are members

Read more at: http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/239649-five-nigerians-arrested-alleged-cyber-crime-bangladesh.html

Expert who stopped WannaCry arrested for selling Kronos banking malware

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A cyber security researcher who helped stop the “WannaCry” ransomware attack was arrested by the FBI.
USA TODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — A British computer security researcher initially hailed as a hero for his role in stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack in May

Read more at: http://www.redding.com/story/tech/2017/08/03/security-expert-who-stopped-wannacry-detained-las-vegas/537136001/

BREAKING: British man who halted NHS ransomware cyber attack arrested in US

The US Department of Justice said he had been arrested for his alleged involvement in a separate matter.

A statement read: “Marcus Hutchins… a citizen and resident of the United Kingdom, was arrested in the United States on 2 August, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, after a grand jury in the Eastern District of Wisconsin returned a six-count indictment against Hutchins for his role in creating and distributing the Kronos banking Trojan.

“The charges against Hutchins, and for which he was arrested, relate to alleged conduct that occurred between in or around July 2014 and July 2015.”

Read more at: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/836711/Wannacry-ransomware-NHS-cyber-attack-Marcus-Hutchins-arrested-Las-vegas-hacker

Judge calls for charge upgrade against man arrested for stalking at Tampa Bay Comic Con

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A 45-year-old Iowa man who was arrested for stalking a woman at Tampa Bay Comic Con could be facing a felony charge after appearing in front of a judge.

Terry Repp was originally arrested on a misdemeanor charge Saturday at the Tampa Convention Center. Due to his history, a judge said in court Sunday morning that the charge qualifies as aggravated stalking, a felony charge.

“The defendant was presumptively involved in activities which, put in the course of conduct, constitutes willful, malicious and repeated harassing or cyber stalking this person,” said Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Claudia Isom.

Tampa police say it appears Repp has an irrational obsession with the victim and has traveled across the country to try to harass her. Police have not officially identified the victim, but TMZ reports that Kate Beckinsale postponed her appearance at Comic Con after an incident with

Read more at: http://wfla.com/2017/07/30/charge-upgraded-against-man-arrested-for-stalking-at-tampa-bay-comic-con/

Report: Kate Beckinsale stalker arrested at Tampa Bay Comic Con

TAMPA (WFLA) — A 45-year-old Iowa man who was arrested for stalking a woman at Tampa Bay Comic Con could be facing a felony charge after appearing in front of a judge.

Terry Repp was originally arrested on a misdemeanor charge Saturday at the Tampa Convention Center. Due to his history, a judge said in court Sunday morning that the charge qualifies as aggravated stalking, a felony charge.

“The defendant was presumptively involved in activities which, put in the course of conduct, constitutes willful, malicious and repeated harassing or cyber stalking this person,” said Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Claudia Isom.

Tampa police say it appears Repp has an irrational obsession with the victim and has traveled across the country to try to harass her. Police have not officially identified the victim, but TMZ reports that Kate Beckinsale postponed her appearance at Comic Con after an incident with an “overzealous fan.”

Repp made contact with the

Read more at: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/36003703/report-kate-beckinsale-stalker-arrested-at-tampa-bay-comic-con

Cyber criminal who laundered £3bn in bitcoin arrested in Greece

Bitcoin was the first digital currency to successfully use cryptography to keep transactions secure and pseudonymous, making conventional financial regulation difficult.

Over the years, law enforcement agencies around the world have been able to identify users behind pseudonymous wallets connected to illegal activities by tracking bitcoin movements, often with the help of cryptocurrency experts.

While bitcoins can be bought and spent anonymously using digital wallets with unique addresses, transactions are recorded on a public ledger called blockchain, making it possible to follow the coins.

MtGox was one of the most prominent examples of how the lightly regulated cybercurrency market could burn investors, after an estimated $450 million worth of bitcoin and $27 million in hard cash vanished when it collapsed.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/07/27/cyber-criminal-laundered-3bn-bitcoin-arrested-greece/

Sri Lankan among three arrested for credit card racket in Bengaluru

Bengaluru’s Central Crime Branch on Saturday arrested three men, including a Sri Lankan national, for allegedly stealing money mainly from foreign nationals, by cloning their debit and credit cards.

According to police, the prime accused, 30-year-old Divyan, had been staying illegally in India for close to 10 years.

He had been absconding for the past eight years and was also wanted for two online frauds in Chennai.

He had been out on bail and remained untraceable all this while. 

Divyan also had the aliases, Dinesh and Pulikeshi, to evade arrest, a police officer told Deccan Herald.

The other two arrested are residents of Bengaluru. They have been identified as Nawaz Sherrief (22) and Nadeem Sherrief (30). The police also believe that more people might be involved in the scam.

Police seized 270 cards without a magnetic tape, 114 duplicate cards, 36 card swiping machines, 16 fake driving licences, card reader and lamination machines, from the accused. 

Modus Operandi

The trio

Read more at: http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/sri-lankan-among-three-arrested-credit-card-racket-bengaluru-65264

Pakistani journalist arrested under cyber crime law


An image held by a colleague shows Pakistani journalist Zafarullah Achakzai (L), receiving a young journalist award from former Baluchistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi during a ceremony dated March 23, 2011, after his arrest in Quetta, Pakistan June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed
An
image held by a colleague shows Pakistani journalist Zafarullah
Achakzai (L), receiving a young journalist award from former
Baluchistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi during a ceremony
dated March 23, 2011, after his arrest in
Quetta

Thomson
Reuters


By Gul Yousafzai

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan authorities have arrested a
journalist

Read more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-pakistani-journalist-arrested-under-cyber-crime-law-2017-6