<h1 class="entry-title">Month: September 2015</h1>

2015 State of Application Security Report

The illegal reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material on the Web is extensive and growing rapidly. For the 2015 State of Application Security Report, Arxan and iThreat Cyber Group (ICG) analysed data collected over the past 3.5 years that looked at the distribution of pirated software and digital assets on the Dark Web (i.e., the […]

One Direction T-shirt Faker Jailed After Making £61,000

This successful prosecution follows a Surelock investigation on behalf of TRAP. Fake celebrity t-shirts featuring the biggest names in pop including One Direction raked in more than £61,000 for a jewellery shop owner as part of a rogue printing operation. The illegal merchandise was sold over the internet and included bracelets and hoodies. They carried […]

Owner of London Wholesalers Found Guilty of All Charges at Snaresbrook Crown Court

In 2013 Surelock identified a number of wholesalers selling counterfeit music artists’ bags, which included amongst others The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, One Direction, Justin Bieber and Bob Marley.  These premises were raided with officers from Hackney Trading Standards and large quantities of counterfeits were seized from two wholesalers,Tran Link Limited of 245, Hackney Road, […]

Annual IP Crime Report 2014 -2015

The latest IP crime report 2014 to 2015 was published on 24 September 2015. The report highlights current and emerging threats surrounding counterfeiting and piracy, including those conducted via the internet. It also contains statistical data and enforcement activities from UK law enforcement agencies such as trading standards, police and HM Revenue and Customs along with […]

Unusual Items Stolen or Recovered by the Police

In August 2015, Northamptonshire Police issued an online appeal for information relating to a burglary at Winwick Hall, near Northampton. According to the message, the crime occurred in June of the same year and items stolen from the manor house included “a taxidermied sheep and a wicker chair in the shape of an elephant.”   […]

London Man Jailed for Fraud Offences

TRAP partner Surelock have helped South East Regional Organised Crime Unit secure another successful conviction. The 46 year old has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for selling fake perfume including counterfeit One Direction product. Investigating officer, Det Con Matt Wilson, of SEROCU, said: “We are committed to relentlessly targeting organised criminals with the […]

Watch Out for Rugby World Cup Limited Lottery Scam

The City of London Police and World Rugby are warning fans to be vigilant regarding a growing number of scams in the form of fake lotteries or sweepstakes claiming to be connected with or authorised by Rugby World Cup 2015, Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) and/or World Rugby. Fans are being contacted (mostly via email), […]