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Now tech support scams are exploiting WannaCry ransomware fears

Police issue warning over fake support scams using WannaCry to scare PC users into paying up.

Bloke charged under UK terror law for refusing to cough up...

First they came for the non-profit war-crime-investigating directors and I did nothinghellip; British police have charged a man under antiterror laws after he refused to hand over his phone and laptop passwords.…

UK police charge activist under terrorism law for refusing to hand...

The controversial "schedule 7" law can compel a person at the UK border to turn over device passwords.

Police anti-ransomware warning is hotlinked to ‘ransomware.pdf’

This (probably) isn't a spear phishing attack but we were too afraid to verify Official anti-ransomware advice issued by police to businesses can only be read by clicking on a link titled "Ransomware" which leads direct to a file helpfully named "Ransomware.pdf".…

Privacy Commissioner finds Australia more confident in reporting breaches to police

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has found that only a handful of surveyed respondents would actively report the misuse of information to a state or federal Privacy Commissioner.

Police watchdog investigates illegal outsourced Indian hackers scandal

Will the whistleblower please identify himself, asks IPCC The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating claims that the Metropolitan Police used outsourced Indian hackers to illegally access the email accounts of Guardian journalists and environmental campaigners.…

DDOS attacks in Q1 2017

Although the first quarter of 2017 was rather quiet compared to the previous reporting period, there were a few interesting developments.

Despite the growing popularity of IoT botnets, Windows-based bots accounted for 59.81% of all attacks. Meanwhile, complex attacks that can only be repelled with sophisticated protection mechanisms are becoming more frequent.

Facebook takes to newspapers to teach UK users how to spot...

Social network claims to have killed "tens of thousands of fake UK accounts."

Lawyer: Cops “deliberately misled” judge who seemingly signed off on stingray

“Any system that is not transparent is inherently corrupt.”

Watch a cop’s staged body cam footage made “to look like...

"The staging was done in such a way to make it look like it was done in real-time."