Tag Archives: cyber crime

ARMY’S SEX RING POOLED WOMEN – Saturday June 15 2013

– In a perverse game of show-and-tell, army officers at the centre of an internet sex scandal circulated videos and naked photographs of women to challenge fellow members of the “Jedi Council” to try to bed them too. Emails sent … Continue reading

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SCAM HITS THE ELDERLY – Tuesday June 11 2013

– Elderly Victorians are increasingly being scammed online, with latest police figures showing fraud is soaring by more than 20%. The head of the state’s Fraud Squad warned that pensioners were key targets of international lottery, dating and banking scams. … Continue reading

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CHILD PORN CHARGES – Thursday June 6 2013

– A man who used fake Facebook accounts to groom victims has been charged with blackmail and child pornography and grooming offences. Detectives from the Central Gippsland Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team seized mobile phones and computer equipment … Continue reading

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CHILD SEX ARREST – Tuesday June 4 2013

– An accused pervert has been charged with serious child exploitation offences in country Victoria. State and federal police arrested the 22-year-old man in Bendigo last Saturday. His arrest was part of a joint investigation by Victoria Police Sexual Offences … Continue reading

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CROOKS PLAYING FOR HIGH STAKES IN THE BADLANDS OF CYBERSPACE – June 1 2013

– When 32-year-old Paul Howard was looking to pay for a shipment of cocaine and MDMA powder, the Victorian came up with a very 21st century solution to the age-old criminal’s dilemma of how to cover your tracks. He used … Continue reading

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COUNCIL WEBSITE HACKED – Thursday May 16 2013

– The IT security professional who the Australian Federal Police said was a self-proclaimed leader of international hacking ring Lulzsec allegedly penetrated a NSW council website. Matthew Flannerym 24, appeared before Sydney Central Local Court on Wednesday for a brief … Continue reading

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COPS ON GEEK PATROL – Monday May 13 2013

– Australian Federal Police are trying to torun teen hackers into cyber-crime fighters. A Herald Sun investigation has found the AFP has been monitoring hacking forums for tech-savvy teenagers in the hope of guiding them away from a path of … Continue reading

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CLIENTS NOT A ‘TARGET’ – Friday April 26 2013

– The Sydney company that employed the self-proclaimed leader of an international hacking rings says he did not target any of his clients. Matthew Flannery, 24, was working with the company as an overnight IT help-desk assistant for a US … Continue reading

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HACKERS PUT MARKET IN SPIN WITH TWEET ABOUT OBAMA ATTACK – Thursday April 25 2013

– Hackers backing Syria’s regime spooked US markets temporarily after they broke into the Associated Press’ Twitter account and falsely reported President Barack Obama had been injured after two blasts at the White House. An alert on the agency’s AP … Continue reading

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CHILD EXPLOITATION – Saturday March 30 2013

– Police say they will increase their focus on child exploitation on the internet following the arrest of a Sunshine man on Friday. The 27-year-old man was charged with multiple online grooming and child exploitation offences. Police from Taskforce Astraea … Continue reading

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