Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Xmas E-Crime

As part of its pre-Christmas festivities, the Metropolitan Police E-Crime Unit at New Scotland Yard, London, has taken down more than 2,000 fraudulent websites which either sent counterfeit goods or nothing at all. Many of the sites were set up by cyber thieves to harvest credit card and banking details (title link). I'm sure this 2,000 is the tip of a very big iceberg. Generally, if the price offered on goods purportedly from expensive brands, such as Nike or Tiffany, seems too good to be true, it is. And the next targets of cyber crime will be punters wanting Olympic tickets (CLICK). Be warned, these criminal websites are very convincing.


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