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Archives for 'Cybercrime' category.

Bosses to be prosecuted for e-mail 'snooping' - The Times

'Employers could face prosecution if they snoop on workers' emails and telephone calls without their knowledge, the Government warned today.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:53 PM Wed 11 Jun 2003 Categories: Cybercrime , Privacy , The Times
Computer crime sentences are 'not good enough' - The Register

So is additional legislation needed?
Not according to Detective Chief Superintendent Les Hynds, head of the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit, who said existing laws - such as the Computer Misuse Act and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act - are adequate. However he added a rider that neither piece of legislation has been fully tested in court. link

Posted by SteveC at 05:20 PM Fri 2 May 2003 Categories: Cybercrime , The Register
Cybercops are go! - The Register

'Home Secretary Jack Straw has officially launched the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit today at the Science Museum in London.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:52 PM Wed 18 Apr 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , The Register
New force to tackle cybercrime - BBC

'A specialist police unit designed to tackle computer-based crime has been launched by Home Secretary Jack Straw.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:50 PM Wed 18 Apr 2001 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security
Government unleashes hi-tech super sleuths - VNUNET

'This morning saw the launch of the UK's first dedicated cybercrime squad, committed to tackling hi-tech crime on the internet.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:47 PM Wed 18 Apr 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , VNUNET
Government unleashes hi-tech super sleuths - VNUNET

Government unleashes hi-tech super sleuths

Posted by SteveC at 12:45 PM Wed 18 Apr 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , VNUNET
New force to tackle cybercrime - BBC

NO MENTION OF RIP New force to tackle cybercrime

Posted by SteveC at 12:40 PM Wed 18 Apr 2001 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
War On Cyber Crime - Sky News

NO MENTION OF RIP War On Cyber Crime - claimed to be a bigger threat to Britain than terrorism.

Posted by SteveC at 12:35 PM Wed 18 Apr 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Sky News
Are your staff surfing safely? - VNUNET

Are your staff surfing safely?- ...the Home
Office has promised to publish a code of practice covering RIP [wrong
- not about this]
, its publication has been delayed....George
Gardiner, senior partner at solicitors Buchanan Ingersol...called on the
Home Office [??!!] to delay publication of the
code no longer than is strictly necessary.

Posted by SteveC at 01:03 PM Mon 9 Apr 2001 Categories: Code of Practice , Cybercrime , RIP Oversight (Part IV) , VNUNET
Cyber terror threatens UK's biggest companies - The Guardian

'Cyber-terrorists have hacked into a third of the country's big companies and public sector organisations, including government offices, causing damage ranging from infiltrating corporate bank accounts to information theft, a survey reveals today.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:36 PM Tue 3 Apr 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , The Guardian
Watchdog warns Net policing will go unchecked - ZDNET

Watchdog warns Net policing will go unchecked"The official parliamentary watchdog has exposed
the [RIP] complaints mechanism as a sham, and a senior member has
highlighted its inadequacy under the European Convention of Human
Rights" Caspar Bowden, FIPR

Posted by SteveC at 01:23 PM Tue 3 Apr 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , RIP Oversight (Part IV) , Reports/Equiries , ZDNET
Cyber terror threatens UK's biggest companies - The Guardian

Cyber terror threatens UK's biggest companies - The
CMA asked 172 of its senior personnel
... Thirty-two per cent admitted being the victim of cyber-terrorism.

Posted by SteveC at 01:20 PM Tue 3 Apr 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , The Guardian
Cybercop slams EU law - VNUNET

'Britain's leading cybercop has slammed European Union data processing legislation which he says makes it impossible for police to smash online crime rings.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:27 PM Mon 12 Mar 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , VNUNET
Cybercrimes treaty edges closer - VNUNET

'The completion of the controversial Council of Europe cybercrimes treaty edged a step closer this week, when it was discussed by committee members of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly in public for the first time.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:24 PM Wed 7 Mar 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , VNUNET
Police urge business to report hi-tech crimes - The Register

'Businesses are being urged to report hacking attempts and incidents of Internet-based extortion to the police, rather than keep quiet for fear of damage to their reputations.' link Posted by SteveC at 03:49 PM Wed 7 Feb 2001 Categories: Cost to industry , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , The Register

Cybercrime: Does it put you off using the internet? - BBC

'Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing criminal activities. It covers a wide range of illegal activity from financial scams, computer hacking and virus attacks to downloading pornographic images.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:51 PM Tue 6 Feb 2001 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security
ISPs 'RIP' Into British Police - Wired News

'A stream of "stupid questions" posed by technically callow police officers trying to enforce a controversial law are angering Britain's Internet service providers, who are threatening to move their businesses out of the country if authorities don't wise up soon.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:42 PM Fri 19 Jan 2001 Categories: Cost to industry , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , Wired News
RIP not a problem thanks to police stupidity - The Register

'Well, the RIP Act may be Draconian but we shouldn't worry at the moment because the police haven't got a clue what they're doing. That at least is what representatives of the ISP Association said at a forum in the House of Lords yesterday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:40 PM Wed 17 Jan 2001 Categories: Cost to industry , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , The Register
Cybercrime treaty condemned - BBC

'A draft European treaty on cybercrime has been condemned as "appalling" by civil liberty groups around the globe.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:23 PM Mon 18 Dec 2000 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security
Omagh bombing cited by agencies demanding access to all phone calls - The Guardian

'The security and intelligence agencies are using difficulties in pursuing the perpetrators of the Omagh bombing in August 1998 in their demand for access to records of every phone call made in Britain.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:09 PM Tue 5 Dec 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Surveillance & Security , The Guardian
Politicians line up against Euro email snooping laws - The Register

'A British politician is to warn her colleagues that proposals currently being drawn up to tackle cybercrime could lead to a Europe-wide version of the UK's controversial email snooping powers.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:07 PM Mon 4 Dec 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , The Register
Home Office rapped over cybercrime plans - VNUNET

'Civil liberties groups have slammed the Home Office's decision to appoint 80 dedicated 'cybercops' to tackle online crime.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:47 PM Tue 14 Nov 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , VNUNET
'Cyber cops' plan unveiled - BBC

'Home Secretary Jack Straw has announced plans for a new specialist police unit to combat internet paedophiles, fraud and extortion rackets.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:40 PM Mon 13 Nov 2000 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime
Look out! Here come the cybercop - The Register

'A new team of 80 full-time cybercops are to be recruited and let loose on the UK's Net structure as part of a £25 million plan to stamp on Internet crime, the Home Secretary announced this morning.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:39 PM Mon 13 Nov 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , The Register
Ex-Nato chief launches attack on RIP Act - VNUNET

'A former Nato director has made a stinging attack on the UK government over its cyber snooping law.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:27 PM Wed 1 Nov 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , Privacy , VNUNET
All-seeing society - The Guardian

'With the nation fixated on television's parody of George Orwell's dystopic vision of the future, most of us have failed to notice the real Big Brother sneaking through the floorboards into the back of our screens. On July 28, while many of us were settling down with a bag of crisps to see whether Nasty Nick had been rumbled, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Act was passed.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:33 PM Mon 11 Sep 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , The Guardian
U.K. e-mail snooping bill passed - CNN

'LONDON (IDG) -- The surveillance bill granting the U.K. government sweeping powers to access e-mail and other encrypted Internet communications passed its final vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday and is set to become law on October 5.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:22 PM Fri 28 Jul 2000 Categories: CNN , Cost to industry , Cybercrime , Human Rights , Privacy
New Internet spy agency to be set up in Britain - WSWS.org

'The Government Technical Assistance Centre (GTAC) is to be built at a cost of billions of dollars as part of a concretisation of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill (RIP) currently going through parliament. The RIP designates Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as "public telecommunications systems". As such they are required to give access to detailed information about Internet traffic upon the demand of the Home Secretary, a judge or even a senior police officer. In introducing the legislation Home Secretary Jack Straw reserved the right to demand the placing of specific devices to monitor ISP traffic.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:59 PM Thu 18 May 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , Privacy , WSWS.org
Computer crime plan 'bad for business' - BBC

'Controversial proposals to control the interception of e-mail and other communications return to the UK Parliament on Monday, having previously been described appalling and objectionable.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:45 PM Mon 8 May 2000 Categories: BBC , Cost to industry , Cybercrime , Privacy
Coming to a screen near you - The Observer

'Get ready for a virus that will make last week's 'love bug' look laughable. Jason Burke and Nick Paton Walsh report on a fast-growing invisible menace to us all.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:42 PM Sun 7 May 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , The Observer
UK moving to open all (e-)mail - Christian Science Monitor

'By the end of this year, any e-mail to or from a friend or business in England can be read by a British intelligence agent at MI5 headquarters in London.'

Posted by SteveC at 03:38 PM Fri 5 May 2000 Categories: Christian Science Monitor , Cybercrime , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Spider in the web - The Guardian

'As far as the internet goes, America is the land of the free. But Britain certainly isn't
Free speech on the net: special report' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:19 PM Wed 3 May 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , Privacy , The Guardian
MI5's email snoops - The Guardian

'Yes, MI5 is building a new surveillance centre that will enable it to monitor all British emails and internet transactions. But fear not: that prize ass Tom King MP, outgoing chairman of the parliamentary intelligence committee, reassures us that all warrants for email-tapping will be scrutinised by Lord Nolan, the commissioner for the interception of communications.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:16 PM Wed 3 May 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , The Guardian
Spies Like Us - The Guardian

'The U.S. government says it doesn’t do it. Russia does it, which surprises no one. Now Great Britain wants to spy on its own citizens’ e-mails. A new British bill would enable law enforcement officials to watch every byte of e-mail as it passes through the country’s networks, in real time. The government’s Home Office says the new system is necessary to catch criminals who do their business online.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:13 PM Wed 3 May 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , The Guardian
Government to build new email and surfing surveillance centre - ZDNET

'A new centre for monitoring email and Internet communications is to be built by NCIS (National Criminal Intelligence Service) at the cost of £25m, the government said Tuesday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:09 PM Tue 2 May 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , ZDNET
U.K. plan to open Internet spy center draws criticism - CNN

'(CNN) -- The United Kingdom Home Office is responding to the concerns of civil liberties groups over a government plan to open a facility designed to intercept and monitor Internet traffic, including e-mail and encrypted messages.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:06 PM Mon 1 May 2000 Categories: CNN , Cybercrime , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Spy centre to spread its web - BBC

'The government is to build a £25m spy centre to monitor criminal gangs through their use of the internet. The Government Technical Assistance Centre (GTAC) is likely to be used to unscramble coded internet messages, tap phones and intercept e-mails.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:03 PM Mon 1 May 2000 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Computer cloaks and digital daggers - BBC

'The announcement that the government is to spend £25m on a new internet surveillance centre capable of tracking and intercepting electronic communications is clear evidence that a new era of digital spying has been ushered in.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:55 PM Sun 30 Apr 2000 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
UK Building Eavesdropping Infrastructure - Slashdot

'This Sunday Times story about a new office under MI5 scheduled to open later this year with the innocuous name of "Government Technical Assistance Centre" to oversee the content of e-mail sent by and to Britons ought to give pause to anyone interested in online privacy. Though governments will always be several steps behind determined privacy seekers, this bodes ill for anyone who'd prefer to keep the contents of their e-mail even nominally secret. "The security service and the police will still need Home Office permission to search for e-mails and internet traffic, but they can apply for general warrants that would enable them to intercept communications for a company or an organisation," says the article. How comforting.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:59 PM Sat 29 Apr 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Slashdot