A crime is committed online every 10 seconds in UK, say criminologists – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 7th, 2007 in computer crime, news by sally

“More than three million online crimes were carried out last year, according to estimates published today. These included more than 200,000 cases of financial fraud, twice the official number of real-world robberies carried out during the same period.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th September 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Man detained for unlawful use of broadband connection – The Guardian

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in computer crime, internet, news by sally

“A man has been arrested for using a broadband internet connection in the street without the owner’s permission.”

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Notorious eBay conman jailed for fresh offences – The Independent

Posted August 22nd, 2007 in computer crime, news by sally

“A notorious conman who swindled thousands of pounds from eBay customers was put behind bars today for committing fresh offences on the internet auction website.”

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The Independent, 21st August 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Peers want crackdown on web’s ‘wild west’ – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2007 in computer crime, internet, news by sally

“The government and police must act to improve online security and stop the internet becoming a ‘playground of criminals’, a parliamentary committee warns today. A report from the House of Lords science and technology select committee accuses both business and government of creating an image of the net as a ‘wild west’, with millions of internet users unnecessarily exposed to crime.”

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The Guardian, 10th August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Law ‘must force banks to pay for losses’ – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2007 in banking, compensation, computer crime, news by sally

“Banks should be legally required to compensate customers for millions of pounds being lost from online fraud, a House of Lords committee will tell the government this week.”

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The Guardian, 5th August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Edwards v Government of the United States of America – WLR Daily

Posted August 2nd, 2007 in computer crime, extradition, law reports by sally

 Edwards v Government of the United States of America [2007] EWHC 1877 (Admin)

In deciding whether there was dual criminality under the Extradition Act 2003, the domestic court was confined to the facts alleged in the offence specified in the extradition request.”

WLR Daily, 1st August 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note: once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Lords appeal granted in Pentagon hacking case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 1st, 2007 in computer crime, extradition, news by sally

“Accused NASA and Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon has won the right to appeal to the House of Lords over his extradition to the US. The Lords will hear his case, even though they recently refused to hear another US extradition case, that of the ‘Natwest Three’.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st August 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Tutor sent to jail over ID fraud – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2007 in computer crime, identity fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A university tutor who taught students about computer security and identity theft has been jailed for two years for identity fraud offences.”

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BBC News, 26th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Criminals trawl Facebook and MySpace – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2007 in computer crime, data protection, identity fraud, news by sally

“Criminals looking to steal identities are trawling social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, experts warn.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd july 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man avoids jail for website ‘sick jokes’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 17th, 2007 in computer crime, internet, news, sentencing by sally

“An economics graduate was sentenced to 160 hours of community service yesterday for making ‘sick jokes’ about ethnic groups and people with disabilities on a website.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The shambles over cybercrime – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2007 in computer crime, news by sally

“Despite the increase in online fraud, enforcement of the law is a mess since the dissolution of the specialist agency set up to fight it, says Pete Warren.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

“Web site” baffles Internet terrorism trial judge – Reuters

Posted May 17th, 2007 in computer crime, judges, news, terrorism by sally

“A judge admitted on Wednesday he was struggling to cope with basic terms like “Web site” in the trial of three men accused of inciting terrorism via the Internet.”

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Reuters, 16th May 2007

Source: www.reuters.com

Related link: Statement from the Judicial Communications Office: Mr Justice Openshaw

Open Wi-Fi proves no defence in child porn case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 25th, 2007 in computer crime, news, pornography by sally

“A man has been found guilty of possessing child pornography despite arguing that his open wireless internet network meant that the case against him could not be proved.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th April 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Wi-Fi leechers arrested – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 19th, 2007 in computer crime, news by sally

“Two people have been arrested in the UK for using another person’s wireless internet access without permission. Neither was charged but both were cautioned for dishonestly obtaining electronic communications services with intent to avoid payment.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th April 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Regina v. Hardy – Times Law Reports

Posted April 12th, 2007 in computer crime, law reports, police, sentencing by sally

Jail for unlawful computer access

Regina v. Hardy

Court of Appeal

“Police officers had to realise that accessing the police national computer for an improper purpose was an offence that required an immediate prison sentence.”

The Times, 12th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Briton loses battle to be extradited to America on computer hacking charges – The Times

Posted April 4th, 2007 in computer crime, extradition, news by sally

“A British man with an obsession with UFOs who is accused of being the “biggest military computer hacker of all time” has lost his battle to avoid extradition to the United States.”

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The Times, 4th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

UK hacker loses extradition fight – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2007 in computer crime, extradition, news by sally

“A British man has lost his High Court fight against extradition to the US for allegedly carrying out the ‘biggest military computer hack of all time’.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk