Neowin News Feed for: Crime Neowin News Feed for: Crime en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 FBI-run encrypted messaging app snares hundreds of criminals worldwide <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The FBI and Australian law enforcement spearheaded an operation to bring down hundreds of serious criminals. The operation used an encrypted messaging app called ANoM which was run by the FBI. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 08 Jun 2021 11:24:01 +0000 Samsung chairman sentenced to 2.5 years by Seoul High Court <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung&#039;s chairman Lee Jae-yong has been sentenced to 2.5 years after a retrial over bribery. He was sentenced to 5 years in 2017 but that was halved then suspended, seeing him go free in 2018. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:12:01 +0000 Hundreds arrested, drugs and arms seized in the wake of police infiltration of a texting app <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Police forces worked with the NSA to introduce malware into a secure texting platform EncroChat. Over 800 criminals have been arrested. Two tons of drugs and dozens of arms have been seized as well. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Fri, 03 Jul 2020 06:22:01 +0000 UK: Campaigners call for anonymity in revenge porn cases and better police training <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Campaigners and experts have made calls for victims of revenge porn to be given anonymity when they report a crime. Revenge porn cases also saw a 23% drop in charges in recent years. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sun, 19 May 2019 08:58:01 +0000 Europol targeting users of major DDoS-for-hire website with legal action <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Europol is going after the 151,000 registered users of the biggest DDoS-for-hire website. The law enforcement authority has warned that these people will &quot;face action for the damage they have caused.&quot; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:38:01 +0000 Instagram and Snapchat disable Giphy integration due to "racist GIF" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Social media platforms Instagram and Snapchat have temporarily disabled integration with Giphy due to the presence of a &quot;racist GIF&quot; with racial slurs that pops up when a user types &quot;crime&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 10 Mar 2018 19:20:01 +0000 White House official says bitcoin regulation not near <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Rob Joyce, head of cybersecurity at the White House, has cast doubt on the possibility of bitcoin regulation in the near term. The White House is still weighing up the benefits and risks of bitcoin. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:32:02 +0000 Gallup: Cybercrime is the most feared crime in the U.S. <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The results are in, folks! It turns out that the crime most people worry about is being the target of a cybercrime, whether it be personal or financial information that they lose to a hacker. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:00:01 +0000 Android's Tap & Go feature suspected to be compromised by fraudsters <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Europol has reason to suspect Google&#039;s Tap &amp; Go service has been used by criminals to instigate fraudulent NFC payments. Thieves are able to exploit contactless credit cards, despite being deactivated <a href="">Read more...</a> (Cage Appleby) Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:16:01 +0000 Hacker sentenced to 20 years in prison for assisting terror group ISIL <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The United States has, for the first time, sentenced a terrorist-related hacker for stealing information about 1,300 US military personnel. Ardit Ferizi, has been handed a 20-year sentence. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:06:01 +0000 24,518 confiscated Bitcoins in Australia will be auctioned off in June <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>24,518 Bitcoins that were confiscated by police in Australia will be auctioned off. The coins will be offered in blocks of 2,000, to prevent the market being affected negatively by the auction. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jack Wilkinson) Mon, 30 May 2016 23:00:01 +0000 Kim Dotcom ruled eligible for US extradition <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This afternoon, in front of a packed gallery, a New Zealand judge ruled that Kim Dotcom could be legally extradited to the US in order to face charges of copyright infringement. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Wed, 23 Dec 2015 10:02:01 +0000 Meth-carrying drone crashes near US-Mexico border <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A drone carrying 3 kilograms of meth crashed in a supermarket&#039;s parking lot a couple of days ago. The Tijuana Police and other authorities have varying views regarding its whereabouts. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:22:01 +0000 London police want to know who's likely to commit crimes ahead of time <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The London police department is testing predictive software that aims to find out who&#039;s likely to commit a crime before they actually do it. The tech is supposedly aimed at gangs and gang members. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:12:01 +0000 Seattle man gets 1.5 year sentence after insider trading netted him $400,000 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sean Stokke, a Seattle stock trader and associate of former Microsoft manager Brian Jorgenson, has been sentenced to 1.5 years in prison after insider trading which earned him over $400,000 in total. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jett Goldsmith) Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:58:30 +0000 UK ISPs offered voluntary code to collect data on music piracy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/210386213microsoft-logo-2012-dark-grey.png" alt="" /></div>A voluntary code to be discussed by the British Phonographic Institute, major ISPs and David Cameron at 10 Downing Street in September could bring new policies to counter illegal downloads of music. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sun, 01 Sep 2013 23:02:20 +0000 revises safety policy after user suicide <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1792326446union-flag.png" alt="" /></div>After the suicide of an user relating to abusive questions, the site has announced a new safety policy, to come into effect in September. The change provides more straightforward reports. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:57:32 +0000 Intelligence services fear Lenovo products due to back-doors [Updated] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/36117718lenovo-logo-corporate.png" alt="" /></div>Intelligence services across the world are wary of products from Chinese tech manufacturing giant Lenovo, fearing the company has been including &#039;back-doors&#039; that could be use to steal data. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:37:50 +0000 Flaw in SIM encryption leaves millions of old phones at risk <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1385635351nokia02_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Due to a weakness in old encryption technologies, millions of phones are at risk of being controlled by hackers, who could be able to gain control of all phone features within a few minutes. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:39:23 +0000 UK to block pornography by default; it corrodes your childhood <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/850773882.jpg" alt="" /></div>A change in UK law means that pornography is to be blocked by default, becoming an opt-in feature. The move is ostensibly an effort to limit access to illegal content or underage content. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:20:33 +0000 Federal authorities seize Bitcoins for what may be the first time <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/194426958Bitcoin-Tag.jpg" alt="" /></div>In what may be the first case of its kind, federal authorities have seized Bitcoins, the all-digital currency, from a South Carolina man for breaching the Controlled Substances Act in the USA. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sun, 07 Jul 2013 21:21:54 +0000 Three more torrent sites disappear from the UK radar <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Three more torrent sites have disappeared in the United Kingdom, producing the same error message as The Pirate Bay and ensuring people don&#039;t even think about breaching copyright regulations. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Mon, 25 Mar 2013 03:00:00 +0000 New York's mayor points out Apple products caused rise in crime in 2012... kind of <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/840715396apple_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>New York City narrowly missed out on lower crime than in 2011, with the theft of Apple devices being just enough to push the famous city over a potential record for decreasing crime levels. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Fri, 28 Dec 2012 23:45:48 +0000 7,000 Wii U's Stolen in Seattle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/283274330w.jpg" alt="" /></div>7,000 Wii U&#039;s have been stolen from an Air Cargo bay in Seattle. It is believed that the thieves stole two semi-trucks and loaded Wii U&#039;s onto the vehicles before driving off into the night. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jake Durasamy) Wed, 19 Dec 2012 11:24:44 +0000 John McAfee video press conference and alibi posted to YouTube [Update: He's now arrested] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/441066541mcafee.jpg" alt="" /></div>In what seems like almost daily new twists in the John McAfee saga where he is being sought for questioning by the Belize government over a murder inquiry, now an alibi video has been posted online. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 06 Dec 2012 10:28:26 +0000 John McAfee admits escaping Belize to Guatemala <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/349116054McAfee Large copy.jpg" alt="" /></div>John McAfee, the eccentric founder of the McAfee antivirus company, has admitted he is now in Guatemala after escaping from the country of Belize where the police want to question him in a murder case <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:34:42 +0000 John McAfee arrested for murder on Mexico/Belize border [UPDATE: He wasn't arrested] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/349116054McAfee Large copy.jpg" alt="" /></div>Has John McAfee finally been found after allegedly murdering his neighbor last month? According to his official blog, the answer is yes. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher White) Sun, 02 Dec 2012 15:31:18 +0000 Three Anonymous members plead guilty over PayPal attack <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/604116857mask_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Hackers identifying themselves as part of the Anonymous collective have admitted their guilt in an attack against PayPal, which the company alleges lost them £3.5 million during 2010. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:33:22 +0000 Kim Dotcom's extradition case could go all the way to July 2013 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/" alt="" /></div>Kim Dotcom&#039;s extradition to the United States hearing could be pushed all the way back to July 2013, with the family&#039;s case reaching box-office proportions in terms of plot twists and turns. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:32:30 +0000 Dutch gamer charged with hacking an MMO in 2007 and 2008 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1449189381a.jpg" alt="" /></div>A Dutch national who demanded rewards for ceasing attacks on an MMO&#039;s servers could be &quot;levelled up&quot; to five years in the slammer after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:20:38 +0000 John McAfee, antivirus kingpin, wanted for murder in Belize <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/349116054McAfee Large copy.jpg" alt="" /></div>McAfee antivirus creator John McAfee is wanted in the Central American country of Belize in connection with the shooting of a builder on Saturday night, following recent history of being... well, odd. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Tue, 13 Nov 2012 01:29:30 +0000 RSA unveils product to divide passwords across two servers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1907791446hack_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The RSA has unveiled a product allowing users to split their passwords across two different computer servers for additional security; hackers will need access to two different servers to attack. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:46:03 +0000 White House confirms cyber-attack on secure network <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1570875154usaflag.jpg" alt="" /></div>The White House has admitted a cyber-attack occurred on Sunday, in which the hackers could have accessed information about the country&#039;s nuclear arsenal. China has been suggested as a perpetrator. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Mon, 01 Oct 2012 20:34:05 +0000 Japan begins to crack down on piracy with two million yen fines <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Japan&#039;s government has agreed to new legislation against criminals caught downloading illegally, bringing in a maximum fine of two million yen or a potential two year stay in a prison cell. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:34:05 +0000 Metropolitan Police issue warnings about ransom malware <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Metropolitan Police in London have issued warnings about potential ransomware attacks on computers, allowing hackers to limit access to your computer unless you cough up some cash. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Tue, 04 Sep 2012 19:20:05 +0000 Filesonic goes offline with no explanation provided <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Filesonic, previously one of the major file-sharing websites on the internet, has been gone for the past few days with no explanation, and the main domain having suddenly changed hands. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Mon, 03 Sep 2012 20:48:01 +0000 Kim Dotcom to receives up to $6 million from government for legal battle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Kim Dotcom is to receive up to $6,000,000 from the New Zealand government to aid his legal battle for the future. This money will be secured from $10,000,000 in bonds that were frozen back in April. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:20:43 +0000 Second LulzSec suspect arrested over year-old hacking incident <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1024739958llo" alt="" /></div>An attack on Sony Pictures&#039; website, more than a year ago, has not gone unpunished. A second suspect in the attack has been arrested over his crimes, and could face 15 years imprisonment for them. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:50:43 +0000 Google Takedown requests increase by 1137% compared to 2011 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1204700111news-logo-google-logo-monochrome.png" alt="" /></div>Google&#039;s Takedown requests have increased by over 1,000% compared to last year. The search giant now handles more than a million takedown requests weekly, from various groups and reporters. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sat, 25 Aug 2012 18:18:52 +0000 Demonoid domains go on sale; you could own history <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With the closure of Demonoid, there had been hopes that the site would return. These hopes seem to have been dashed by the discovery that you could buy the rights to the infamous domains. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sun, 12 Aug 2012 16:45:13 +0000