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Cyber crime, economic offences rose multiple-fold in 2017

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Pune: The city recorded a marginal 3% drop in overall crimes in 2017, barring incidences of vehicle theft, molestation and drug peddling, as compared to 2016. However, cyber crime complaints and economic offences registered an almost three- and four-fold increase respectively.

Serious crimes like murder, robbery and chain-snatching, among others, continued to show a declining trend over the four years since 2014. In fact, chain-snatchings dropped from a high of 512 cases in 2014 to under 100 cases in 2017.

While the crime detection rate went up by almost 100%, the conviction rate dropped noticeably for serious crimes as well as offences under special enactments.

“Our efforts are on to increase the conviction rate,” police commissioner Rashmi Shukla said while releasing Pune’s

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Cyber crime, economic offences rose multiple-fold in 2017 | Pune …

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Pune: The city recorded a marginal 3% drop in overall crimes in 2017, barring incidences of vehicle theft, molestation and drug peddling, as compared to 2016. However, cyber crime complaints and economic offences registered an almost three- and four-fold increase respectively.

Serious crimes like murder, robbery and chain-snatching, among others, continued to show a declining trend over the four years since 2014. In fact, chain-snatchings dropped from a high of 512 cases in 2014 to under 100 cases in 2017.

While the crime detection rate went up by almost 100%, the conviction rate dropped noticeably for serious crimes as well as offences under special enactments.

“Our efforts are on to increase the conviction rate,” police commissioner Rashmi Shukla said while releasing Pune’s

Read more at: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/cyber-crime-economic-offences-rose-multiple-fold-in-2017/articleshow/62480207.cms

Hacker admits cyber crime offences including Google and Skype attacks

A computer hacker has been warned by a judge that he could face jail after admitting a series of cyber crime offences including online attacks on Skype, Google and Pokemon.

Alex Bessell admitted nine offences in all, including pleading guilty to receiving £50,000 from the proceeds of a website he set up to sell malware and botnets to others.

The 21-year-old was at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday, appearing in a blue coat, jeans and trainers, to enter pleas after initially being arrested in September and later charged.

He admitted carrying out two distributed denial of service attacks between August 2011 and November 2013, by taking over computers in order to crash the targets’ online operations.

Bessell, of Allington Street, Aigburth, Liverpool, also admitted gaining unauthorised access to data with intent to facilitate fraud by obtaining 750 usernames and passwords.

He also pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to build the Galaxy JDB hacking tool,

Read more at: http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/national/article/Hacker-admits-cyber-crime-offences-including-Google-and-Skype-attacks-d0398619-c920-4691-9beb-ddc83ded4913-ds

Hacker admits cyber crime offences including Google and Skype …

A computer hacker has been warned by a judge that he could face jail after admitting a series of cyber crime offences including online attacks on Skype, Google and Pokemon.

Alex Bessell admitted nine offences in all, including pleading guilty to receiving £50,000 from the proceeds of a website he set up to sell malware and botnets to others.

The 21-year-old was at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday, appearing in a blue coat, jeans and trainers, to enter pleas after initially being arrested in September and later charged.

He admitted carrying out two distributed denial of service attacks between August 2011 and November 2013, by taking over computers in order to crash the targets’ online operations.

Bessell, of Allington Street, Aigburth, Liverpool, also admitted gaining unauthorised access to data with intent to facilitate fraud by obtaining 750 usernames and passwords.

He also pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to build the Galaxy JDB hacking tool,

Read more at: http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/national/article/Hacker-admits-cyber-crime-offences-including-Google-and-Skype-attacks-d0398619-c920-4691-9beb-ddc83ded4913-ds

‘Loophole laywer’ who specialises in driving offences escapes jail after telling judge her daughter is a victim of …

She left the firm after her first drink driving conviction and has since been working as a consultant for a different practice, where she deals with “all the motoring law problems”, according to her LinkedIn profile.

In a personal plea to JPs, she wiped tears away and said: “A number of matters came together all at one, and it was the culmination of a very difficult two years – I can’t begin to tell you how difficult that was.

“I wish that I could turn the clock back but it was something that happened because of things that were going on in my personal life. It’s not something that will happen again. I have been therapy and it’s working well. I am asking for leniency.”

Passing sentence magistrate Richard Lenderyou told Dugdale: “This could have resulted in a custodial sentence but we have decided against that after taking everything into account.”

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/25/loophole-laywer-specialises-driving-offences-escapes-jail-telling/

Cyber Crime Link To Sex Offences

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The number of reports of sex offences against children involving the internet has increased by nearly 600% in Kent according to figures obtained from the police.

The statistics which were part of a freedom of information request by the NSPCC show there were 361 cases in the county over the last year. That compared with 63 in the previous 12 months.

The NSPCC says a total of 38 police forces across England and Wales reported cyber-related sex crimes against under-18s last year that included rape, grooming, and sexual assault.
 
A total of 5,653 child sex crimes with an online element were recorded nationally.
 
This number has risen by

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Cyber criminal from Cottenham jailed for offences that included voyeurism and possession of indecent images of a child

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Shaun Turner – Cyber criminal who used malware to spy on unknowing victims

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A cyber criminal who used malware to spy on unknowing victims has been jailed for three years for offences that included voyeurism and possession of indecent images of a child.

Shaun Turner accessed

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How to stay safe from online criminals as cyber crime offences increase by 1266%

Cyber crime raised the cost of fraud in Britain for above £1billion in 2016.

This was the first time in five years that the total amount of money lost to fraudulent crimes has risen above this amount.

The total value of fraud soared 55% last year despite the actually number of reported cases dropping by nearly a third, according to KPMG’s Fraud Barometer showed.

KPMG – which measured cases in UK courts with losses of £100,000 or more – said this was due to a rise in “super cases” worth more than £50million, while the value of the average fraud case doubled to £5.2million from £2.4million.

The Mirror reported that KPMG also highlighted a 1,266% jump in cyber fraud which reached £124 million in 2016.

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Fraud and cyber crime are now the country’s most common offences

It is the first time that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has included online offences in the annual survey and the result has seen the overall crime figure almost double.

John Flatley of the ONS said: “In the past, burglary and theft of vehicles were the high-volume crimes driving trends but their numbers have fallen substantially since then.

“When the CSEW started, fraud was not considered a significant threat and the internet had yet to be invented.

“Today’s figures demonstrate how crime has changed, with fraud now the most commonly experienced offence.”

But despite the scale of the problem more than 80 per cent of all fraud offences are not reported to the police, meaning many of those responsible can operate without fear of ever been caught.

While the CSEW figures suggest there were 3.6 million cases of fraud last year, police only recorded 622,000 such offences.

Chief Constable Jeff Farrar, from the National

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Cyber crime: One in 10 people now victim of fraud or online offences, figures show

Figures collated by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) only cover the last six months, so are still regarded as “experimental” by statisticians.

But indications are that fraud and computer misuse accounted for 5.8 million crimes last year.

Of those, 2.5 million were bank and credit card fraud, 1 million consisted of online shopping scams and around 108,000 were romance type scams.

Around 1.4 million people suffered computer virus attacks, with almost 650,000 people reporting that their email or social media profile had been hacked.

With many cyber criminals based overseas, it makes it extremely difficult for the police to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Computer users are therefore urged to take precautions when liaising with other people online and engaging in financial transcations.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/21/one-in-people-now-victims-of-cyber-crime/