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28th October 2021
A boy who set up a fake website as part of a “sophisticated cyber fraud” has had more than £2m of cryptocurrency seized by police. The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, used it to dupe users of a digital gift voucher site into entering their personal details. Read More
27th October 2021
Facebook has for years struggled to crack down on content related to what it calls domestic servitude: “a form of trafficking of people for the purpose of working inside private homes through the use of force, fraud, coercion or deception,” according to internal Facebook documents reviewed by… Read More
27th October 2021
Petrofac, the London-listed oil group, will this week unveil plans to tap shareholders in a £180m fundraising that will be used in part to pay a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) fine for bribery offences. By Mark Kleinman, Sky News, 25 October 2021 Read more at Sky News… Read More
27th October 2021
Police forces across the world have arrested 150 alleged suspects involved in buying or selling illicit goods on the dark web as part of a coordinated international operation involving nine countries. More than €26.7 million (USD 31 million) in cash and virtual currencies have been seized in this operation, as… Read More
27th October 2021
The chief financial officer of Vista Equity Partners may testify at a hearing in the largest tax-evasion case ever brought in the U.S. against an individual, a prosecutor said Monday. The case involves billionaire Robert Brockman, a former Houston software executive accused of evading taxes on $2… Read More
26th October 2021
The final report by commissioner Ray Finkelstein recommended Crown Melbourne should be given a two-year grace period under the control of a “special manager” to correct an “alarming catalogue of wrongdoing”. The Victorian Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence found evidence of links to criminal gangs and repeated… Read More
26th October 2021
Ransomware is the current king of the cybersecurity threat landscape, in part because of a demonstrated willingness by criminal groups to escalate to real-world damage to infrastructure. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas thinks that things are poised to go a step further in that direction in the… Read More
26th October 2021
Tesco’s website and app are up and running again after a hack, which left thousands of customers unable to shop online at the weekend. The outage, which meant customers were unable to unable to book deliveries or amend existing orders, began on Saturday morning and continued into… Read More
26th October 2021
By Damir Beslija, OCCRP, 22 October 2021 OCCRP — A New York man was sentenced this week to 18 months in prison for trafficking exotic African cats, selling the dangerous animals as pets, the Department of Justice said. Christopher Casacci, 39, was indicted in… Read More
25th October 2021
Alison Rose just cannot get away from the scandals that have dogged NatWest for the past decade. When the bank, formerly Royal Bank of Scotland, reports its third-quarter results on Friday, the figures are likely to include a hit of about £200 million in anticipation of a fine for failing… Read More