Mayor extends sobriety tag pilot, following 91 per cent success rate

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A scheme to tackle alcohol-related crime through the use of compulsory electronic ankle tags has proved such a success it is being extended, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced.  The one year ‘sobriety tag’ trial kept 91 per cent…

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Hong Kong crime rate fell to 41-year low in 2014, says police chief

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hong Kong’s crime rate dropped by 7.1 per cent in 2014 from the previous year – marking a 41-year low, Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung announced today. Speaking to legislators during a briefing on last year’s law and order situation, the…

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Hacker Alters Private Bank Exchange Rate to Steal ¢200 Million

A computer hacker was able to alter the online system of a private bank in Costa Rica to buy and sell dollars at extreme exchange rates, making away with more than ¢200 million colones (US$400,000 dollars) over a period of four months. Francisco Segura, head of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ), explained that…

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Typosquatters fined £100,000 for premium rate SMS deception

Two firms found to have used typosquatting domains to lure consumers to misleading web competitions have each been hit with unprecedented £100,000 fines, the UK industry watchdog has announced. Premium rate regulator PhonepayPlus ruled that Dutch-based companies RD Media Europe and Unavalley BV were guilty of running a premium rate…

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