<h1 class="entry-title">Month: October 2014</h1>
24 Oct

£3m Boost for City of London IP Crime Unit

The fight against digital piracy and counterfeit goods was today (23 October 2014) boosted by £3 million of new government funding to the City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU). Minister for Intellectual Property (IP), Baroness Neville-Rolfe announced the government’s funding commitment to the national crime unit at the Anti Counterfeiting Group Conference in London. […]

Beware of Malicious Flashlight Apps

  SnoopWall, a US counterveillance software company released a threat assessment report regarding the top 10 Flashlight/Torch apps in the Google Play Store, and every one of them can potentially be used maliciously. Flashlights are simple apps that use your mobile phone screen as a torch.  They are so simple that the size of the […]

Emma Watson Fake Nude Videos Spreading Malware on Facebook

Antivirus solutions provider Bitdefender has warned that fake videos spreading across Facebook are leading to malware infections rather than the promised content. The new Facebook scam takes advantage of Emma Watson’s growing popularity, using the actress as bait. It starts with a Facebook comment promising to reveal private or leaked videos of the celebrity. The […]

Company Director Sold Fake One Direction Goods

This case was brought to court following an initial investigation by Surelock. A female director of a company based in a village near Bristol has been given a suspended prison sentence for counterfeiting offences. Lorraine Eyre was given eight months in prison, suspended for two years at Bristol Crown Court after previously pleaded guilty to 18 charges […]

UK Terror Alert: Police Warned to be Vigilant after Increase in Threat Level

National threat level is at “severe” meaning a terrorist attack is “highly likely Britain’s 130,000 police officers were urged to be “vigilant for their personal safety” after counter-terror chiefs warned the threat level against them had increased in the past 24 hours. Mark Rowley, the national lead for counter-terrorism at the Association of Chief Police […]

Devices Being Remotely Wiped in Police Custody

  All the data on some of the tablets and phones seized as evidence is being wiped out, remotely, while they are in police custody, the BBC has learned. Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Durham police all told BBC News handsets had been remotely “wiped”. And Dorset police said this had happened to six of the […]

Don’t be a Victim!

Get Safe Online Week is here again from 20th – 26th October Whoever you are, whatever you do, you could be a victim of online crime. It’s a growing threat, but there are things you can do to protect yourself from online criminals – whether they’re anonymous individuals an organised crime gang operating in the […]

Facebook Sues Fake ‘like’ Scammers for £1.3bn

Facebook has vowed to “aggressively get rid of fake likes” on its network. The site said it had won more than $2bn (£1.3bn) in legal judgements against scam artists who sold fake likes to businesses. Many businesses buy likes to make their products or brands appear more popular. But Facebook said bumping up likes this […]