Category Archives: Cyber arrests

Cyber crime and international successes in cooperation

Today a very short blogpost. To show that international success in fighting cyber crime is possible, I’d like to point out the cooperation between the Dutch National High Tech Crime Team and their partners in Armenia. The Russian responsible for … Continue reading

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What do you think of Romanian cyber threats?

Friday, 17 February 2012 I had the honour to present at the 6th ICT CIP call information day organised by the European Commission, DG Information Society. After the session a gentleman from Romania approached me, because of my presentation. After … Continue reading

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BP gas station skimming, part 2. Happy ending?

On 30 May I wrote from a very personal angle, as my local BP gas station was skimmed by East-Europeans. Who were actually arrested, due to a very alert BP costumer and immediate police action. Here’s the link. As you … Continue reading

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Skimmers in Leiderdorp apprehended

Why am I a bit angry because of this news: Skimmers arrested in Leiderdorp? Skimming Skimming is nothing new. It’s been there for most of this century. What happened in my howe town recently, is that someone alerted the police … Continue reading

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iPhone and Android phone home

Over the past days there was some consternation over the fact that first iPhone and then Google’s Android actually locate the whereabouts of the cell phone’s owner and store this data. This lead to some discussion on and off-line.

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Phishing: An alternative role for banks

In search of an administrative solution Tracy Kitten addresses in The Fraud blog the problem of money mules. Her article gives a good overview of e-fraud and phishing. She comes to the conclusion that tracking the money flow, either through … Continue reading

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Dutch police arrest Internet fraudster

The Dutch police arrested an Internet fraudster after he placed a product on a digital market site and did not deliver it after the payment. Apparently it was quite easy to catch this crook. I think everybody has friends that … Continue reading

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